only found in the southern regions of Belgium where it is common in calcareous localities. Lately, some records
more to the north became known, more than certainly vagrants
from the south.
larva lives on various herbaceous plants, a.o. found on Urtica, Plantago, Rubus and Eupatorium. Hibernates as a small larva on the food plant.
adults fly from July till mid September in one generation a year. They are active during the
day, feeding on flowers. They come occasionally to light.
Namur, Han-sur-Lesse, 30 July 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)