very common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on various herbaceous plants like Rumex
and Taraxacum and also on withered leaves. Hibernates as young larva and pupates in a loose cocoon among plant debris.
adults fly in two hard to distinguish generations a year: from late May till late September. They come to light.
Antwerpen, Viersel, 08 June 2004.
f 'remutata' (Photo © Maarten Jacobs)