common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives mainly on Epilobium angustifolium, but
can also been found on many other low-growing plants like Vitis,
Parthenocissu, Clarkia, Galium, Calla palustris,
and Impatiens. Hibernates as a pupa in a loose cocoon among plant debris.
adults fly from mid May till the end of August in one, sometimes two generations a year. They come to light.
Limburg, Kinrooi, 02 June 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)