rare species in Belgium, hitherto only known from some southern
provinces and Brabant. Also known from very old records in the Kempen.
larva lives on a variety of trees and shrubs such as Quercus, Crataegus and Corylus. It
feeds mainly on fallen leaves. It hibernates as a larva between
spun leaves on the ground where it later pupates in a cocoon.
adults fly in one generation a year; from mid June towards end of
August. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light and
Namur, Belvaux, 24 June 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)