Last modified: Jan. 21, 2021, 10:40 a.m.
A common species throughout Belgium, especially in the northern part.
The adults fly from late June till the end of September. They are active at dusk and later come to light.
The larvae live on dead and decaying vegetable matter of all types. They can be found in haystacks, thatch, witches'-brooms, birds' nests, squirrels' dreys, piles of leaves, etc., living in silken galleries. Pupation in a cocoon in the larval feeding place.