Last modified: Jan. 31, 2020, 12:39 p.m.
A very rare species in Belgium with an eastern distribution, mainly known from the Kempen region.
The adults fly from late August till May. The moths occasionally come to light.
The larva lives in a large tube formed of spun leaves of Myrica, Vaccinium myrtillus or V. vitis-idaea. It has also been recorded on Betula and Malus. Pupation takes places in the feeding place or on the ground. The adult hibernates.