Last modified: April 12, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
A fairly common species throughout Belgium, especially in the northern part. Occurs sometimes as a pest in orchards.
The adults fly in two generation per year which may sometimes overlap: from end May till the beginning of July, and from August till mid September. They are active at dusk and later come to light.
The larva lives on the fruits and in spun leaves of Malus, Pyrus and Prunus, but also on a wide range of other trees and shrubs.The larva of the second brood hibernates. Pupation in the larval habitation or between freshly spun leaves.