rather common species in many areas of Belgium, less observed in
the south. Can be separated from A. heracliana by its greater
size and by the presence of 5 faint grey lines in the hindwing cilia
(see More pictures).
larva lives in spun or rolled leaves on Angelica sylvestris,
Daucus, Heracleum sphondylium, Selinum, Silaum,
Chaerophyllum, Pastinaca, Anthriscus, Peucedanum
palustre or Meum. It pupates in a cocoon in the earth.
adults fly from July till May. They hibernate as an adult. They come to light but especially to sugar.
Luxembourg, Nassogne, 21 July 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)