Last modified: Feb. 19, 2022, 4:41 p.m.
A South-European species which became settled in Belgium in 1984. The first colonies were observed around Brussels (BR). Since then the species is spreading out towards the north of our country and more recently (2008) towards the south.
Hitherto a fairly common species in the northern part, much rarer in the south.
Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.
The adults come to light.
The adults fly in two generations a year: from mid April till mid June and again from early July till September.
The larva lives on different species of Populus.