very rare and local immigrant which can become temporarily established from time to time.
larva lives on different species of plants of the family Labatiae like Salvia, Nepeta, Ballota, also recorded on Lychnis and Cornus. Pupates in a cocoon amongst leaves of the food plant.
adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from late June towards
late August. Easily disturbed by day and flies at night when it
comes to light.
Brabant, Evere, 25 June 2007.
(Photo © Bart Hanssens)