common species throughout Belgium.
eggs are laid in batches of 30-50 on the upper leaf surface of a great
variety of trees and shrubs and the young caterpillars hibernate. In
spring they live in a rolled leaf. Pupation takes places in this roll
or between spun leaves.
adults fly from the end of May till mid September. They are active in
the dusk and come to light.
Antwerpen, Kapellen, 08 September 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)