rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on various species of lichens, especially on Peltigera
canina, growing on various tree species. Hibernates as a small larva.
adults fly in one generation a year; from early June till mid August.
In favourable conditions, a partial second generation occurs till mid
October. They come to light.
Sometimes the pinkish color is replaced by yellow. This form called 'flava' is quite rare, see More
Antwerpen, Ranst, 26 June 2005.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)