rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on the flowers and seeds of various species of Gramineae like Elytrigia repens, Dactylis glomerata and Deschampsia cespitosa. Hibernates as a larva in a chamber among grass roots. Pupates underground.
adults fly in one generation a year; from June till August. Sometimes a
few late individuals till September and October. They come to
light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Kapellen, 12 July 2004.
© Chris Steeman)