Last modified: May 27, 2019, 10:53 a.m.
A rather common species in most areas of Belgium.
The adults fly from the end of May till mid August. They are active at dusk and later come to light.
The larva feeds on the leaves, flowers and seed-heads of Eupatorium, Teucrium scorodonia, Stachys spp. or Senecio spp. It lives in a leave of which it spins the edges downwards. It hibernates in its cocoon. Pupation in a white silken cocoon within a pyramidal web.