rare and local species in Belgium, only known from the southern part.
larva lives on various species of herbaceous plants like
Lotus, Polygonum or Rumex. Hibernates
as a pupa in fragile cocoon underground.
adults fly in one generation a year from mid April till end
May. They come to light, sugar, sallow catkins and on flowers of Prunus spinosa and Buddleja davidii.
Namur, Wavreille, 27 April 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)