Last modified: Jan. 21, 2021, 12:54 p.m.
Status and distribution in Belgium insufficiently known, but it is assumed that this is still a rare species, although it's one of the commoner members of the genus.
Distribution after 2004 is based on individuals who have been examined for genitalia.
The adults fly in two generations a year: April-May and June-July. They are active at night and come to light.
The larva lives in the upper stem and leaf-axils, later on the flowers in a web, on Senecio jacobaea, Tanacetum vulgare or Achillea millefolium. The larvae of the second generation hibernate in their cocoon. Pupation in another cocoon, generally away from the foodplant.