Last modified: Dec. 7, 2022, 5:29 p.m.
A widespread and not so common species in Belgium.
The larva lives in a silken galery and feeds in the seedheads of their food plants. It hibernates in the seed capsule.
The adults are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.
The adults fly from the end of May till mid-September.
The larva feeds on: Dipsacus fullonum, Succisa pratensis, Galeopsis, Pedicularis, Rhinanthus, Plantago lanceolata, Betonica officinalis etc.