common species throughout Belgium.
larva feeds between spun leaves or in a rolled leaf on Urtica,
or, less frequently, Marrubium, Stachys
spp., Mentha spp., Ballota or Convolvulus.
It hibernates in its cocoon. Pupation takes place in a cocoon spun
under loose bark, deep in debris, etc.
adults fly from mid May till mid September. They are active from dusk
onwards and later come to light.
Antwerpen, Kontich, 11 June 2006.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)