very common, and also very variable species throughout Belgium.
larva lives in a folded leaf or between spun leaves of a great variety
of plants: Acer, Alnus glutinosa, Corylus, Quercus, Salix,
Vaccinium, Tilia, Betula, Ulmus, Lysimachia and
Sorbus. Some larvae hatch in late summer and hibernate in a
spinning on a twig. Others hatch in spring, feeding first in a bud and
then on a leaf. Pupation in a whitish cocoon in a folded leaf or the
adults fly from early May till the end of September. They are active
from dusk and later frequently come to light.
Limburg, Kinrooi, 12 June 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)