rather common species throughout Belgium.
larvae live on dead and decaying vegetable matter of all types. They
can be found in haystacks, thatch, witches'-brooms, birds' nests,
squirrels' dreys, piles of leaves, etc., living in silken galleries.
Pupation in a cocoon in the larval feeding place.
adults fly from late June till the end of September. They are active at
dusk and later come to light.
Antwerpen, Malle, 07 September 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)