uncommon species in Belgium.
larva feeds on Salicornia
on the fleshy spikes and seeds, giving no evidence of its presence.
When the larva is in its last instar, it makes a case. During autumn
the case drops to the mud surface, it leaves the case and digging into
the mud were it makes a silk-lined tube, overwintering fully-fed.
adults fly in one generation a year; from mid July till August. The
come to light.
Antwerpen, Berchem, 08 June 2006.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)