Last modified: April 5, 2021, 1:49 p.m.
A common species in the northern part of Belgium and less common in the southern part but well distributed.
The larva lives in a seedpod, eating the unripe seeds. It moves to other pods in order to complete its development. The larva leaves the pod prior to pupation which takes place amongst detritus on the ground.
The species hibernates in the adult stage.
Adults are most common in late spring and early summer. They are active at night and sometimes come to light.
One generation a year: from September, and after hibernation from early spring till June.
Both in dry or damp situations, banks of ponds, ditches, woodland clearings, waste ground, gardens.