common species throughout Belgium.
larvae live on hay of clover and grass, in squirrels' dreys, and
probably also in thatch and dead leaves. They hibernate. Pupation in an
oval cocoon in the larval feeding place.
adults fly from the beginning of May till the end of September. They
fly at night and come to light.
Namur, Olloy-sur-Viroin, 22 September 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)