common species throughout Belgium, sometimes very common, causing
damage to Prunus trees.
larvae live gregarious in a web. They feed on the leaves of mainly Prunus
padus, but occasionally also on other Prunus
species. Pupation in June and July in the web.
adults fly from early June till late August. They come to light.
Antwerpen, Viersel, 20 June 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)