rather common species throughout Belgium.
young, the larva lives in the catkins of Salix and Populus, later on
it feeds on different herbaceous plants like Rumex. Hibernates as an egg, laid in short rows on twigs of the food plant.
adults fly mainly in September and October in one generation. They come to light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Kontich, 09 October 2004.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)