Last modified: Sept. 16, 2023, 12:26 p.m.
A fairly common and local species throughout Belgium.
The larva eats at night and hides amongst vegetation during the day. Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon.
The adults come to light and sugar.
The adults fly in two generations from May till late September. The second generation is partial and doesn't occur every year.
The larva lives on a variety of herbaceous plants and shrubs like Quercus, Salix, Crataegus, Populus tremula, Berberis and Lonicera.