Last modified: April 11, 2021, 10:46 a.m.
A rare species in Belgium with more observations in the eastern part of the country, especially the Kempen. Probably overlooked due to it resemblance with Batia lunaris, which is clearly smaller.
Greyish white, head dark brown, prothoracic plate pale brown, last abdominal segment ochreous white.
The larva lives under dead bark of various trees and other shrubs. It prefers the thinner twigs up to 2 cm diameter.
The species hibernates in the larval stage from September to May.
Pupation in the larval feeding place.
The adults come to light.
One generation a year from early June till early September.
Bushes, margins of forests, preferably on xerothermic, sandy soil.