rare and local species in Belgium, best known from the southern part of the country, but also
at the sea coast.
larva lives on Rosa spp., including cultivars. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon in loose earth.
adults fly in one generation a year: onwards from mid March till
beginning of May. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to
Namur, Belvaux, 01 April 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)