common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on various shrubs and herbaceous plants
like Rubus, Primula, Calluna vulgaris, Salix, Crataegus, Prunus spinosa and Vaccinium myrtillus. Hibernates as a small larva close to the ground.
adults fly in one, sometimes two generations a year; from May till late
August, but most specimens during June and July. They come to light and
Limburg, Kinrooi, 08 June 2003.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)