Last modified: March 12, 2021, 11:43 p.m.
A rather common species throughout Belgium.
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. They come to light.
The larva lives on a variety of decidious trees like Prunus spinosa, Crataegus, Malus, Betula, Alnus, Corylus, Populus, Salix caprea, Fraxinus etc. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon underground.