Last modified: Aug. 25, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
A rare species throughout Belgium, nowadays mainly observed in the northern part.
The adults fly in two generations a year; from April till late September. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.
The larva lives on several deciduous trees and shrubs like Fraxinus, Crataegus, Sambucus, Tamarix, Prunus spinosa, Artemisia campestris and Artemisia vulgaris. Hibernates as a pupa under moss or bark on or at the base of the food plant, or in loose earth.