rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on various species of lichens growing on Quercus, Prunus spinosa, Larix and Fagus. Hibernates as a pupa in a loose cocoon among lichens.
adults fly from late April till mid July in one generation a year. They come to
Antwerpen, Kontich, 29 April 2005.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)