This species can be seen flying on hot sunny days. Peak activity is at midday and in the afternoon.
The larvae live in resinous nodules and excrescences on the bark of the trunk and branches and also in the one-year-old galls of Petrova resinella and old galls of the Pyralid Dioryctria abietella.
Pine forests and plantations.
There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.