rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives in a silken gallery in several species of mosses like Isothecium alopecuroides and Hypnum cupressiforme which are growing on
tree-trunks, rocks and stone walls. It hibernates as a small larva and pupates later amongst moss.
adults fly usually in one generation a year; from mid June till mid September. They come
Limburg, Kinrooi, 31 August 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)