Last modified: April 17, 2020, 8:04 p.m.
A common species throughout Belgium. The most common species of this family.
The larva lives preferably on the young shoots of its foodplant. Pupation away from the foodplant, often on a fence.
The species hibernates in the adult stage. Adults are active at dusk and come to light. They can easily be disturbed from the foliage during daytime.
One or two generations a year: from September till April. Specimens have been observed in all months of the year. It is not known whether there is one generation per year or perhaps a second generation occurs in summertime.