common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on different species of shrubs and deciduous trees like Quercus, Salix and Prunus spinosa. Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon.
adults fly in one generation a year; when conditions are mild, onwards
from mid February till end of May. They come to light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Kapellen, 10 March 2003.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)