rather rare species in Belgium, more observed in the north.
larva lives in a leaf of Rhamnus or Frangula spun
together into a pod. When full-fed, it makes a cocoon in that larval
habitation in which it hibernates. It pupates in the spring.
adults have been observed from late April till well in June. They
are active at dusk and later come to light.
Antwerpen, Brecht, 30 April 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)