Belgium a rare species in the coastal region and along the
river Schelde. An old record from Liège needs confirmation.
larva lives on a variety of herbaceous plants growing on sandy soil,
mainly Rumex and Atriplex, but also on Lathyrus,
Aira, Asparagus, and Honckenya. Hibernates as a small larva and pupates in a cocoon deep underground.
adults fly from July till early September. They come to light and sugar.
West-Vlaanderen, Koksijde, 12 August 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)