Last modified: May 16, 2021, 8:20 a.m.
A common species throughout Belgium.
The larva feeds from a dense, untidy spinning, preferring dead or withered leaves. It hibernates in the third instar.
Pupation takes place in the larval feeding place.
The moths are active in afternoon and evening and later come to light.
The adults have been observed from the end of May till the end of August. A partial second generation occurs in September and some individuals can be seen till late October.
The larva feeds of mainly Ligustrum, but also on a great variety of plants like: Syringa, Hedera, Lonicera, Polygonum, Malus, Carpinus, Crataegus, Cotoneaster, and probably many others.