Last modified: Sept. 28, 2020, 12:57 p.m.
A very rare species in Belgium, it used to be widespread in earlier times but seems to have restricted itself to the extreme south of the country.
Length 26–38 mm, width 4–7 mm; cases of males are covered longitudinally and obliquely with broad plant fragments whereas cases of females are densily covered with much shorter pieces of plants, mainly grass stems and dry leaves.
The males are active by day, the females are apterous. The species is mostly found by there larval cases.
One generation a year: in June and early July.
Polyphagous on various deciduous trees, scrubs and herbaceous plants.
Xerothermic open landscapes, meadows, road-sides, heathland, moorland, peat bogs.