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A rather common species throughout Belgium.
The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid May till mid August. Sometimes a partial second generation occurs till early October. They become active from dusk onwards and later come to light and sugar.
The larva lives on deciduous trees and shrubs including Quercus, Alnus, Crataegus, Corylus, Rubus, Prunus padus and Clematis vitalba, even on the the fallen leaves. Hibernates as a pupa, in a cocoon formed in a bark crevice or among plant debris.