rather rare species in Belgium, known from 6 provinces.
larva lives on a variety of shrubs and trees, a o. Prunus spinosa,
Crataegus, Vaccinium myrtillus and Calluna. Hibernates as egg on the food plant and pupates in a cocoon among debris.
adults fly from August till mid September. They come to light.
Namur, Lavaux-Ste-Anne, 26 August 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)