Last modified: March 11, 2022, 9:50 a.m.
A common species throughout Belgium. Populations can fluctuate considerably from year to year.
Pupation in a tough cocoon made of earth and brown silk in the ground or amongst debris on the ground.
The adults fly very early in the year from February till beginning of April. The males fly in afternoon sunshine and later come to light.
The larva lives on a range of various trees and bushes as: Carpinus and Quercus, but prefers also: Betula, Corylus, Crataegus, Prunus spinosa and Tilia*.