common species throughout Belgium.
larva feeds September till May in spun flowers or seed-heads of
Achillea millefolium, Centaurea spp. or Anthemis
arvensis. It hibernates in the larval feeding place. Pupation
in a silken cocoon amongst detritus.
adults have been observed from the beginning of May till the end
of August. They are active in early evening and later come to light.
Antwerpen, Ranst, 26 May 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)