in Belgium only after 1980, but now widespread but still scarce.
larva lives on the flowers and seeds of different herbaceous plants,
like Knautia arvensis , Galium molugo, Hypericum perforatum or Crepis spp. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.
adults fly in one generation a year; from early May till late August,
but usually during June and July. They are active from dusk onwards and
later come to light.
Antwerpen, Kalmthout, 16 June 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)