A not so common species present
in most areas of Belgium, but more common in the south of the country.
larva at first lives in the buds, then between spun leaves; usually
terminal, and the flower-heads of Crataegus, Prunus,
Malus, Sorbus, Pyrus,
Rosa or occasionally other trees and
shrubs. Pupation in the larval habitation, or between spun leaves. The
species hibernates in the egg stage.
adults fly from late August till well in October. The moths are active
at dusk and come to light.
Luxembourg, Wellin, 18 September 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)