Last modified: Dec. 9, 2022, 9:56 p.m.
A common species throughout Belgium.
The adults fly from late May till the end of August. They are active at dusk and later come to light.
The larva lives in a spun fold on the underside of a leaf which it leaves at night in order to feed on Sambucus nigra, Viburnum, Syringa or Ligustrum, preferring young plants. It hibernates in its cocoon. Pupation takes place in a cocoon amongst fallen leaves or on bark.