common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on Salix and Populus.
Hibernates as an egg, laid in a bark crevice on the main
trunk of the food plant. Pupates in a cocoon, formed either in a bark
crevice or among plant debris.
adults fly from early July till the end of October in one generation a year. They come to light
Namur, Doische, 26 August 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)