Last modified: Jan. 20, 2021, 5:43 p.m.
A common and widespread species throughout Belgium.
The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from the end of June till the end of August. When conditions are right, small numbers can be observed until late in October. They are active during the night and come to light.
The larva lives mainly on Prunus spinosa, spinning a messy whitish silken gallery amongst the leaves. It pupates in a greyish cocoon in or near the larval gallery.