not so common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on different species of Gramineae, especially on Dactylis
glomerata. Hibernates as a fully grown larva in cocoon underground, in which it pupates.
adults fly in one generation a year; from mid May towards
late July. Sometimes a partial second generation occurs from mid
September till mid October. They come to light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Kontich, 04 June 2004.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)