from the south of Africa, this species is introduced in Europe (1990)
via the import of Pelargonium
-cultivars. First observation in Belgium was in 1991 at Brussels. It's
still a vagrant in our country with few observations yearly.
larva lives on Pelargonium
and feeds mainly on the flowers and buds, but all parts above-ground
adults can be seen from late March till late October. More generations
a year occurs.
West-Vlaanderen, Wervik, 30 July 2008.
(Photo © David Pollet)