uncommon species in Belgium, mainly occuring on dry calcareous or sandy
larva lives in a composite leaf case made from hairy leaf fragments of
officinalis and Echium vulgare but
The final case resembles a willow catkin. It hibernates.
adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from late May till July.
The come to light.
Hainaut, Ciply, 20 May 2009.
reared from case (Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)