species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on a great variety of herbaceous plants, fallen leaves and
mosses. Hibernates as larva and pupates in a cocoon on the ground.
adults fly in two generations a year; from May till July, and from
August till early October. They come to light. During very mild
periods, the species can emerge substantially earlier. (mid March 2008)
Namur, Gembloux, 10 August 2009.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)