A rare, local and declining species throughout Belgium.
larva, when young, lives on several species of lower plants like Trifolium, Ranunculus and Stellaria media. Later on, it
lives on the leaves of deciduous trees especially Crataegus and
shrubs. Hibernates as an egg.
adults fly from mid September till the end of October in one
generation. They come to light and sugar.
Namur, Lavaux-Ste-Anne, 23 September 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)