rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on different species of Gramineae, like Molinia
caerulea, Brachypodium sylvaticum and Deschampsia cespitosa. Hibernates as a pupa in an underground cocoon.
adults fly in one generation a year; from early May till mid August.
Sometimes a partial second generation occurs till late September. They
come to light and sugar.
Luxembourg, Nassogne, 11 June 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)