Last modified: April 15, 2021, 10:19 a.m.
A not so common and local species in Belgium, mainly known from the Kempen where it's common.
The adults fly in two, sometimes three generations a yera; from early March till end August, occasionally till November. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.
The larva lives on Calluna vulgaris. In literature, this species is known to be monophagous on Calluna, but there has been recent sightings of eating larvae on Salix cinerea. Hibernates as a pupa.