Last modified: Nov. 2, 2023, 11:26 a.m.
A common species throughout Belgium, especially in the northern part.
The larvae live in silken galleries. Pupation in a cocoon in the larval feeding place.
The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.
The adults fly from usually from May towards October.
The larvae live on dead and decaying vegetable matter of all types.
They can be found in farm buildings, gardens, haystacks, thatch, witches'-brooms, birds' nests, squirrels' dreys, piles of leaves, etc.