Last modified: April 2, 2022, 5:48 p.m.
The only Belgian Cnephasia that can be recognized by external characters. Hitherto a very rare and local species in Belgium.
Male: sacculus short and straight, robust aedeagus with terminal teeth.
Female: colliculum thickened at both sides, clear chanel above ostium.
After hibernation as a first instar, the larva lives in a silken hibernacula, it first mines a leaf, then lives between leaves spun together.
The moths are active in the evening and later come to light.
The adults have been observed from June till the end of August, with the top in July.
The polyphagous larva feeds on a wide range of plants like: Chrysanthemum, Anthemis, Ranunculus, Iris, Lilium, Lychnis, Papaver, Dianthus, Humulus, etc...