local and not so common species in Belgium, more frequently observed
in the southern provinces.
larva lives mainly on Calluna and Erica, but also on
different species of herbaceous plants like Rumex acetosella and Succisa pratensis. Hibernates as a small larva.
adults fly from May till mid July in one generation a year. Very
occasionally, a partial second generation occurs around August. The
males are active during the day. They come to light.
Antwerpen, Malle, 10 June 2005.
male (Photo © Maarten Jacobs)