A rare species throughout Belgium. More
frequently observed in the northern provinces.
larva, when young, lives in the buds of Fraxinus and Ulmus;
later on it prefers the flowers and leaves. Hibernates as an egg, laid in small batches on a twig or in a bark crevice.
adults fly from early August till mid October in one generation a year. They come to light and sugar.
Limburg, Kinrooi, 31 Augustus 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)