Last modified: Oct. 15, 2022, 11:30 a.m.
A not so common, local and widespread species throughout Belgium, less observed at the northwestern part.
Hibernates as a half-grown larva among plant debris.
The adults come to light and sugar.
The adults fly from mid May till mid August in one generation a year.
The larva lives at first on different species of herbaceous plants like Rumex. After hibernation, it eats the buds and leaves of trees like: Betula, Lonicera, Rubus or Salix.