rare species in Belgium, only known from the Kempen region.
larva lives in a large tube formed of spun leaves of Myrica, Vaccinium
myrtillus or V. vitis-idaea. It has also been recorded on Betula
and Malus. Pupation takes places in the feeding place or on the
ground. The adult hibernates.
adults fly from late August till May. The moths occasionally come
Antwerpen, Brecht, 15 April 2004.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)