Last modified: May 15, 2021, 1:53 p.m.
A common species throughout Belgium, especially in the northern part.
The larvae live gregariously when young, later on singly in spun leaves of a great variety of plants.
Pupation takes place in a cocoon in a spun leaf or, for the second generation in detritus on the ground.
The adults are active in the afternoon and sometimes come to light.
The adults fly in two generations in April-May and again from June to September.
The larvae live on a variety of plant, but especially on: Erica, Calluna, Myrica or Vaccinium. It even lives on various coniferous trees.