Last modified: Nov. 24, 2023, 10:50 a.m.
A very rare species in Belgium, mainly observed in the northern part. Distribution based only on specimens examined for genitals.
Larvae live in the stems and rhizomes. Pupation in the stem in a strong cocoon, affected stems turn yellow. The adults come to light.
The adults are on the wing from mid-May towards late September.
The larva lives on Bolboschoenus maritimus.
It inhabits saltmarshes along the coast, inland on marshes and moist places.