Last modified: April 16, 2021, 11:33 a.m.
Recorded only once for the Belgian fauna: Beez (NA), before 1906, when a caterpillar was found in the stem of Senecio vernalis. Hitherto probably extinct in our country.
Wingspan about 16 mm.
In springtime the larvae spin the central shoots together and feed on the root-stock which is excavated and were pupation takes place.
Larvae of the summer generation live on the flower-buds and pupate in the flower-shoot.
Two generations a year: May and July–September.
Sandy localities, forest edges.