De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1857a.
Catalogue des Insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge
1–111. On page 98.
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Specimens in nature
Hibernates as an egg, usually laid singly on the twigs of the foodplant. Young larva bore into buds and catkins of the host plant and later live on the leaves. Pupation in a cocoon on the soil. The adults come to light and sugar.
The adults fly from late August till mid November in one generation a year.