Last modified: Nov. 6, 2023, 4:05 p.m.
A common species throughout Belgium.
Pupation in a cocoon among plant debris or underground. Hibernates as an egg. During the day, they can be found in hollow trees, buildings, behind bark or in nest-boxes, often in group and sometimes together with Amphipyra berbera.
The adults come to sugar, wineroping and to light.
The adults fly from mid July till well into November in one generation.
The larva lives on a variety of trees and shrubs like: Quercus, Betula, Crataegus, Prunus spinosa, Lonicera, Ligustrum or Frangula alnus.