local and rather rare species in Belgium, occurring in two disjunct
areas: the coastal area and the southeast of the country.
larva lives between spun leaves of Vaccinium, Erica,
Myrica and others, preferable in heathland, but also in limestone
areas and saltings. Pupation in a white cocoon in the larval habitation.
adults have been observed from the end of June till September. The
moths are active in sunshine and later occasionally come to light.
Liège, Rocherath, 09 July 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)