Last modified: Feb. 14, 2022, 10:02 a.m.
A common species throughout Belgium.
The egg is laid on the axils of the flowers and stalks of the host plant. The young larva lives in a chamber divided into 3 to 5 compartments spun on the underside of a leaf. In later stages it lives on decaying leaves on the ground, feeding in mild weather throughout the winter.
Pupation in a cocoon attached to a dead leaf on the ground.
The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.
The adults fly from mid May till the end of October but most specimens are on the wing from late June till half August.
The larva lives on Lotus uliginosus, but probably also on other foodplants, like: Corylus, Quercus, Salix, Carpinus, Ligustrum or Agrimonium.