common species throughout Belgium.
larva has been found on the tender, young growth of herbaceous plants.
It hibernates. The imago feeds on the pollen of many herbaceous plants.
adults fly from early May, sometimes even in April, till mid June. They
are active during daytime and can easily be found feeding in the
flower-heads of Ranunculus or Caltha
West-Vlaanderen, Westhoek, 18 May 2007.
(Photo © Diederik D'Hert)