local and rare species in Belgium, mainly recorded from the coast and the southern
larva lives at first in the stem of a terminal shoot of Veronica
chamaedrys, killing the tip, then hibernating in the stem. It
continues feeding on the flowers during spring. Pupation on the
foodplant or nearby foliage.
adults fly from mid June till mid August. They are active at dusk and
later come to light.
West-Vlaanderen, De Panne, 23 June 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)