fairly common and local species in 5 provinces of Belgium, mainly known
from the Kempen.
larva lives on Calluna
vulgaris. In literature, this species is known to be
monophagous on Calluna,
but there has been recent sightings of eating larvae on Salix cinerea.
Hibernates as a pupa.
adults fly in two, sometimes three generations a yera; from early March
till end August, occasionally till November. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to
Limburg, Kinrooi, 11 November 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)