A very scarce migrant throughout Belgium. It doesn't occur every year, but if seen, only a
few observations and mostly singles.
larva lives on Polygonum, Taraxacum and other low plants. The colour of
the adult moths depends on the temperature experienced by the pupae. This species in not able to hibernate in our climate.
adults are nocturnal and fly from August till half November. They are
easily disturbed by day from vegetation, and are attracted to
Belgium, Antwerpen, Pulderbos, 29 October 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)