Last modified: March 19, 2022, 3:54 p.m.
A rather common species throughout Belgium.
Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon underground.
The moths come to light.
The adults fly in one generation a year: early records in our country are known from mid November onwards (very rare) but usually and depending on mild conditions they can be seen from early January till end of March.
The larva lives on a variety of decidious trees like: Prunus spinosa, Crataegus, Malus, Betula, Alnus, Corylus, Populus, Salix caprea, Fraxinus etc.