fairly common species in many places in Belgium. In orchards
it is less common than formerly, because of the extensive use of
larvae live gregariously in a silken web on Malus
spp. Pupation in a dense white silken cocoon, neatly arranged
together in the larval web.
adults fly in July and August. They come to light.
identification of imago of following species as cagnagella, malinellus and padella
are only with 100 % certainty done by reference to the
aid to identify this species is the whitish forewing and the terminal
cilia light grey or grey, but this is a guide! In
many cases the best guide to separate these species is often the
Hainaut, Antoing, 17 May 2007.
reared from larvae (Photo © Chris Snyers)