rather common species throughout Belgium.
young, the larva lives on the catkins of Salix, Populus and Alnus
species; later on it also feeds on the leaves. Hibernates as an egg, usually laid singly on the twigs of the foodplant.
adults fly from late August till mid November in one generation a year. They come to light and sugar.
Namur, Lavaux Ste.-Anne, 08 October 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)