A common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on various deciduous trees like Quercus, Prunus spinosa, Crataegus, Ulmus and Acer campestre. It can be carnivorous on other
caterpillars. Hibernates as an adult and becoming active in mild weather.
adults fly from September till November and after overwintering again
from February till late April in one generation. Most numerous
from mid October to mid November and from late February till March. They
light and more frequently on
Limburg, Kinrooi, 11 October 2005.
adult with white reniform stigma
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)