A rare species in Belgium, mainly recorded from the south.
larva lives on decaying leaves of several deciduous trees, but with a strong preference for Quercus.
Hibernates as an almost fully grown larva, among leaves withered on the
branch or fallen on the ground. Pupates in a flimsy cocoon among leaf
litter or possibly on a trunk.
adults fly in one generation a year; from early May till late July.
They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.
Namur, Lavaux-Ste-Anne, 23 May 2003.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)