locally rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on the flowers of Calluna, sometimes also on Achillea millefolium. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon among plant debris.
adults fly from late March towards mid September.They are active from
dusk onwards and mater come to light and sometimes also on sugar.
Antwerpen, Kalmthout, 10 August 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)