very common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on different species of herbaceous plants, like Stellaria
media and Rumex. Hibernates as larva on the food plant and pupates in loose earth.
adults fly in one, possibly two generations a year; from mid May towards early September. They are attracted to
Antwerpen, Kontich, 27 August 2004.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)