rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives in the flowers and seeds of Angelica sylvestris
and Heracleum; that of the first generation also on
Sambucus nigra. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.
adults fly in two generations a year from April till June and from July
till early September. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.
Limburg, Kinrooi, 31 August 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)