very common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on a variety of trees and shrubs, especially on Betula and Alnus. Hibernates as a pupa among plant debris or in the surface of the soil.
adults fly in two, difficult to separate generations a year from
late April till the end of September. They come to light.
Antwerpen, Ranst, 26 May 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)