common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives mainly on Betula, but has also been found on
Alnus glutinosa. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon between leaves.
adults fly in two generations per year; from mid April till mid June
and again from early July till early September. Sometimes a third and
partial generation occurs.They come to light.
Antwerpen, Hoboken, 20 May 2004.
(Photo © Toon Verbruggen)