rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on different species of deciduous trees and shrubs, especially on Quercus
and Salix. Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon.
adults fly in one generation a year; when conditions are mild, onwards from mid February till late May. They come to light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Kapellen, 29 March 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)