common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on Myrica, Salix spp. or Betula
spp. It spins some leaves together into a pod. The pupa of the second
generation overwinters in a cocoon amongst leaf-litter.
adult flies in two generation per year from early May till the end
of June and from mid July till late August. They are active in the
evening and later come to light.
Namur, Houyet, 30 July 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)