rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on a variety of herbaceous plants like Atriplex, Urtica, Rumex and Chenopodium. Hibernates as a pupa in a fragile underground cocoon.
adults fly in two, sometimes three hard to separate generations a year from April till
mid October. They come to light and sugar.
Limburg, Kinrooi, 31 August 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)