rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on the roots and leaves of different species of lower
plants, like Polygonum and Trifolium. Hibernates as a larva in an underground cell, in which it pupates.
adults fly in one, sometimes two generations a year; from late May
towards late August. They come to light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Kapellen, 27 June 2003.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)