widespread but uncommon species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on various herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees like Populus, Salix,
Prunus spinosa, Myrica gale and
Filipendula ulmaria. Hibernates as a pupa in an
adults fly from late March till late May in one generation a year. They
come to light and sugar.
Namur, Wavreille, 21 April 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)