Last modified: Nov. 29, 2023, 10:17 a.m.
A rare species in Belgium, mainly observed in the northern part.
The larva feeds from April till early June in an unopened leaf-bud or in spun leaves. Pupation takes place in a flimsy cocoon amongst leaf-litter, usually in a fold of a dead leaf.
the adults can be disturbed from the foliage of the foodplants during the day and are active from late afternoon onwards and later come to light.
The adults have been observed from early June towards early August.
It inhabits damp open woodland, boggy heaths, banks of stream etc...