common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on different species of herbaceous plants like Epilobium and Impatiens noli-tangere. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.
adults fly in two generations a year, from late April towards late
August. In favourable years, a third and partial generation occurs from
Mid September till October. They come to light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Willebroek, 28 May 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)