common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives under the ground at the roots of several species of
herbaceous plants. Hibernates as a larva and pupates in an earthen cocoon underground.
adults fly in two generations a year: from late April till the end of June
and from August till early October. They come to light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Kalmthout, 10 August 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)