Last modified: Jan. 31, 2020, 11:51 a.m.
The status of this species in Belgium is insufficiently known because of its similarity to Acleris laterana and therefore it is best to check the genitalia. The current distribution (after 2004) is based only on individuals that have been checked for genitalia.
Based on studies of the genitals, this species is much rarer than the more common A. laterana.
The adults fly usually in two generations a year, occasionally three; during June and July and again from August till early November. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.
The larva feeds between spun leaves and in the flowers of a great variety of plants like Potentilla, Salix, Fragaria, Geum and also on glasshouse Azalea's. Pupation in a folded leaf. The species hibernates in the egg stage.