A rare species in Belgium, hitherto known only from 2 provinces. First observed in 1989 at Laplaigne (HA).
larva feeds between spun leaves of young shoots, flowers and seeds of Lythrum salicaria. Pupates in debris on the ground. The adult hibernates
adults fly in two generations a year; in June and July and again from September till April. The moths are
active at dusk and later occasionally come to light.
Limburg, Kinrooi, 14 September 2005.
gen. det. F. Groenen
(Photo © Chris Steeman)