very local and rare species in Belgium, only mentioned from three
larva lives in a slight web on the top shoots, preferring the flowers
of Calluna, Erica, Vaccinium myrtillus or Vaccinium vitis-idaea.
Pupation in an earthen cocoon, rarely in the feeding place.
adults fly in sunny afternoons after hibernation, and later they
come to light. They have been observed from September till late
Antwerpen, Brecht, 27 April 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)