rare and local species in Belgium.
larva lives on different species of herbaceous plants, like Taraxacum, Polygonum and Trifolium. Hibernates as part-grown larva in the sward and pupates in a loose cocoon amongst plant debris.
adults fly in two generations a year; from late May towards late
August. Easily flushed by day. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.
Ardèche, Cévennes, 21 June 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)