common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on different species of deciduous trees, like Quercus
and Salix. The caterpillars are frequently eating
other caterpillars. Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon, often close to a tree trunk.
adults fly in March and April. They come to light, sugar and sallow catkins.
Namur, Lavaux Ste.-Anne, 30 March 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)