Last modified: Jan. 20, 2021, 5:49 p.m.
A fairly common species in Belgium, mainly recorded from the northern provinces. It is a synanthropic species occurring worldwide.
The adults have been observed from June till September. They come to light and sugar.
The larva lives in a silken gallery on dead and decaying vegetable and animal matter, and it is sometimes used in forensic medicine and criminology. It pupates in a cocoon in the larval habitation.