Last modified: April 5, 2021, 12:17 p.m.
A very rare species in Belgium, hitherto found in the southern provinces.
Wingspan is about 17 mm.
The caterpillar spins the upper leaves tightly together, mainly in a vertical position, and not distorting the top of the foodplant.
When full-grown the larva spins a greyish, spindle-shaped cocoon amongst detritus on the ground, close to the foodplant.
The adults hide in the foliage during daytime. They become active at night and come to light.
One generation a year: from the end of May till mid September.
Waste ground, ruderal places, clearings in woods.