rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on different herbaceous plants, like Achillea
millefolium and Artemisia vulgaris. Hibernates as a larva and pupates in loose earth.
adults fly in two generations a year: from mid May till July and again from August till mid September. They come to light.
Namur, Ave-et-Auffe, 07 July 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)