Last modified: Sept. 25, 2021, 8:28 a.m.
A common species throughout Belgium.
The larva lives on Ligustrum, Syringa, Fraxinus, Symphoricarpus, Viburnum opulus and Sambucus nigra . Hibernates as a pupa underground, sometimes twice. The adults are attracted to light.
The adults fly from late May till early September in one generation a year.
Grasslands, thickets, open forests, gardens and marshes.