species occurring in many areas of Belgium, especially on sandy soils.
larva lives on a variety of herbaceous plants and Gramineae like Calluna vulgaris, Galium, Rumex and Scilla non-scripta.
Hibernates as a small larva close to the ground and pupates in a loose
adults fly in one generation a year; from August till mid October. They
come to light and rarely on sugar.
Namur, Lavaux Ste.-Anne, 30 September 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)