rather recent invador of the Belgian fauna, but now widespread but not common yet.
larva feeds on a wide variety of of herbaceous plants, shrubs and
trees. It spins the leaves or seeds and can occur as a pest of garden
or greenhouse plants. Pupation takes place between spun or folded
adults fly in two not well defined generations a year, from May
till July and from August till October. They are active during the
day in sunshine and later come to light.
West-Vlaanderen, Oostrozebeke, 25 May 2004.
(Photo © Frans Vandemaele)