rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives in a spun fold on the underside of a leaf which it leaves
at night in order to feed on Sambucus nigra, Viburnum,
Syringa or Ligustrum,
preferring young plants. It hibernates in its cocoon. Pupation takes
place in a cocoon amongst fallen leaves or on bark.
adults fly from late May till the end of August. They are active at
dusk and later come to light.
Antwerpen, Kapellen, 12 July 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)