common species throughout Belgium, mostly never in great numbers.
young, the larvae live on the under surface of a leaf of Nepeta,
Origanum, Mentha, Salvia or Calamintha.
Later they change to the flowers where they spin a web. The larvae
of the autumn generation hibernate in their cocoons.
adults fly from mid May till the end of June and from mid July till
mid September. They fly in sunshine and after dark and come to light.
Antwerpen, Kontich, 09 August 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)