rare and local species in Belgium, only known from the southern provinces.
larva lives on various deciduous trees, especially on Betula and Salix and shrubs like Vaccinium. It pupates among plant debris. Hibernates as imago.
adults fly from late August onwards till well into November. After
mating in autumn, the males all die and only the females hibernate.
Depending on mild weather, the females fly again from
February, but usually from end of March till May. They come to light
and sugar and visits sallow catkins in spring.
Namur, Wavreille, 23 September 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)