fairly common and local species throughout Belgium.
larva lives especially on Salix,
but also on Populus. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon spun between leaves of the food plant.
adults fly in two generations a year; from early April till June and
onwards again from mid July till beginning of September. They fly
occasionally during the day and later on come to light.
Limburg, Kinrooi, 28 May 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)