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A common species throughout Belgium.
Whitish, head dark brown, thoracic plates lighter brown.
Long oval, 9–12 mm, constructed from 3 to 5 crescent-like segments in which leaf particles are used.
Eggs are deposited on low plants. The larva lives on dead leaves on the ground from a flat bivalved case.
Hibernation as a full-grown larva or pre-pupa. Pupation in the case.
The moths are active during the day. They sometimes fly in swarms in bright sunlight, and at dusk.
The adults fly from late May till mid-July.
The larva lives on dead leaves on the ground.
Bright deciduous forests, at forest edges, with a preference for shadowy places with a lot of undergrowth.