Last modified: Sept. 24, 2020, 2:43 p.m.
A rare species present in most areas of Belgium.
The adults fly from late July till well in October. The moths are active at dusk and come to light.
The larva at first lives in the buds, then between spun leaves; usually terminal, and the flower-heads of Crataegus, Prunus, Malus, Sorbus, Pyrus, Rosa or occasionally other trees and shrubs. Pupation in the larval habitation, or between spun leaves. The species hibernates in the egg stage.