very common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on a great range of herbaceous plants and shrubs, including
Ulex, Ilex, Calluna vulgaris, Eupatorium cannabinum,
tetralix and Sorbus.
Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.
adults fly in three generations a year from mid March till early
September. They come to light.
Antwerpen, Kontich, 17 June 2006.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)