An uncommon species in Belgium, though widespread.
larva feeds mainly on Frangula alnus and Rhamnus catharticus, but also on Ligustrum, Cornus and Prunus spinosa.
First living in a folded leaf and later spinning two leaves together.
Infrequently, the larva may be found in spun terminal
shoots.Pupation in a whitish cocoon between spun leaves or in leaf
litter on the ground.
adults fly in two generations a year; from late April till June and
again from late July till August. They are active from dusk and later come to light.
Antwerpen, Kapellen, 29 April 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)