rare and local species throughout Belgium.
larva lives at first on the catkins of Populus tremula, later
between spun leaves. Also reported on other deciduous trees. Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon.
on mild conditions, the first adults can be seen from mid February
onwards, but usually they fly from March till May in one
generation a year. They come to light and occasionally on sugar.
Limburg, Kinrooi, 18 March 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)