very rare species known from older records in the north of Belgium but
more frequent but still rare in the south of Belgium.
larva lives on Quercus,
first on the buds and flowers and later on the leaves. Hibernates as an
egg, laid singly or in small batches on branches or in bark crevices of
the food plant.
adults fly from mid September till the end of October. They come
sparsely to light but visits sugar more frequently.
Namur, Lesse et Lhomme , 13 October 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)