very rare species in Belgium, mainly observed in the southern
larva lives on different species of Rosa but mainly on the leaves and flowers of Rosa canina. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon in loose earth.
adults fly from late March till late May. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.
Namur, Lavaux-Ste-Anne, 25 April 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)