rare species throughout Belgium in suitable habitats.
larva lives mainly on Calluna vulgaris and Erica tetralix. Hibernates as a larva or as a puppa in a tough cocoon on or underground.
adults fly in two, sometimes three, hard to define generations a year
from mid April towards October. They are active during sunny days and
later come to light.
Antwerpen, Malle, 17 July 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)