Last modified: April 7, 2021, 12:17 p.m.
One of the more easy to recognize members of this family, but still local and very rare in Belgium, rarely recorded while the main food plant is very common.
The larva lives in spun leaves on the foodplant. Pupation in a white cocoon in a silken web amongst the shoots and leaves of the food plant, sometimes gregariously.
The species probably hibernates in the egg stage.
The adults do not often come to light.
One generation a year: from early June till late August.
Dry, sandy soils, sand-dunes, ruderal places.