local species in Belgium, mainly observed in the northern provinces.
larva constructs a tubular spinning on Pinus sylvestris or
Pinus pinea. It leaves this habitation to feed on the adjacent
needles. Pupation takes place during the spring amongst leaf-litter
on the ground.
adults fly from mid May till August. They fly about the tops of the
trees in afternoon sunshine till dusk and later come to light.
Antwerpen, Kalmthout, 04 June 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)