Last modified: Feb. 18, 2022, 11:09 a.m.
A fairly common species present in most areas of Belgium, more observations in the north.
The larva at first lives in a slight web on the underside of a leaf of the food plats. Later on, it constructs a chamber between spun leaves as a base from which to feed on the surrounding foliage.
Pupation in the leaves, or in a slight cocoon on the ground.
The adults hibernate. They are active from dusk onwards and later frequently come to light.
The adults fly from early August till May.