Last modified: May 27, 2019, 10:55 a.m.
A not so common species throughout Belgium. In some countries, this species is a pest of maize (Zea mays).
The adults fly from the end of May till the end of September. Most abundant in the second half of June and the beginning of July. They are active at night and come to light.
The larva lives in the stem of Artemisia vulgaris. It hibernates in the stem. Pupation takes place in the larval burrow.