rather common species throughout Belgium. Numbers vary much over the
larva lives on various species of herbaceous plants including Trifolium,
and different species of
Gramineae like Dactylis
Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon formed among grass blades or just
beneath the ground.
adults fly in one generation a year; from late April till late July.
Sometimes a partial second generation occurs till late August. They are
active during the day.
Luxembourg, Virton, 18 May 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)