widespread but not so common species in Belgium.
larva lives on the seed capsules of Silene spp.,
especially Silene dioica, also on Dianthus barbatus. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon underground.
adults fly in two, sometimes three generations a year; from late April till end of September. They come to light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Mortsel, 20 May 2005.
© Leo Janssen)