widespread species in Belgium, but it has become very rare in all known
larva lives on lichens growing on the bark of deciduous and pine trees. It
hibernates as a small larva and pupates in a tough cocoon, formed on a twig or branch of the food plant.
adults fly from early June till mid August in one generation a year.
They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light and
Meuse, Bois de Merles, 25 June 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)