rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on various herbaceous plants like Plantago, Calluna, Euonymus and Cytisus. Hibernates as a full-grown larva.
adults fly in two generations a year; from mid April till June and
again in July and August. Sometimes a third partial generation occurs during September. They come to light.
Antwerpen, Brecht, 30 April 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)