Last modified: Feb. 22, 2020, 3:40 p.m.
A very rare and declining species throughout Belgium.
Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon. The adults come to light and sugar.
The adults fly in one generation a year; from May till late July.
The larva lives on a variety of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees like Betula, Quercus, Cytisus scoparius, Genista tinctoria, Calluna vulgaris, Myrica gale and Pteridium aquilinum.