rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on various Salix species. Hibernates as a pupa, in a tough boat-shaped cocoon often constructed on the bark of a twig or stem of the foodplant.
adults fly in three generations a year; from end April till late
September. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light
Antwerpen, Zandhoven, 03 August 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)