scarce and local species in Belgium.
larva feeds from a slight spinning on the leaves of mainly Quercus, but also on other deciduous trees like Corylus, Carpinus betulus, Betula and also Myrica gale.
It pupates in a
pale brown boat-shaped cocoon under a leaf, in a crevice in bark or among plant debris
on the ground.
adults fly in one generation a year during August and September. They fly by night and later come to light.
Antwerpen, Schoten, 21 September 2006.
(Photo © Adriaan Peeters)