common species throughout Belgium, sometimes abundant.
extremely polyphagous species. The young larva hibernates. It feeds
in spun leaves, shoots or flowers of most species of herbaceous
plants, even on trees or shrubs. Pupation in a cocoon amongst leaf-litter.
adults have been observed from the end of April till the end of
September. The specimens from late August and September belong to
a partial second generation which overlaps with the first one. The
adults are active at dusk and later come to light.
Namur, Doische, 05 May 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)