Last modified: Nov. 22, 2023, 1:53 p.m.
A rare species in Belgium, with more recordings in the southern part of the country.
Wingspan 13–16 mm. Similar to Phiaris micana but has a narrower forewing with a more acute apex and more sharply defined markings. Markings vary from yellowish-brown to deep reddish brown.
The larva lives in a silken tube or gallery. The adults fly sometimes on sunny afternoons, but more typically towards dusk and later come to light.
The adults fly from late May towards mid-August.
The larva lives on mosses like Dicranum scoparium.
It inhabits heathland, moorland, moist terrains and coniferous forests.