A not so common species throughout Belgium. Numbers vary much over the years.
larva lives on various herbaceous plants like Rumex and Polygonum aviculare, but mainly on Atriplex
or Chenopodium. Hibernates as a pupa underground.
adults fly from mid May till mid October in two generations a year. The
second is usually partial. They come to light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Viersel, 20 June 2005.
© Maarten Jacobs)