common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on various species of herbaceous plants like Rumex and Urtica. Hibernates
as a pupa in a cocoon among plant debris.
adults fly in one generation a year; from late April till the end of
August. Sometimes a partial second generation occurs during September
and October. They come to light.
Antwerpen, Kontich, 01 June 2006.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)