Last modified: Jan. 14, 2021, 4:22 p.m.
A rather common species throughout Belgium.
The larva lives between spun leaves of Crataegus or Prunus spinosa, making a brownish blotch on the surface. It has also been recorded from Juniperus, Sorbus or Cotoneaster horizontalis. Pupation takes place in the larval spinnings, or in a flimsy cocoon on the ground.
The adults fly mainly in June-July, but sometimes till mid August. They come to light.