widespread but very rare species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on several herbaceous plants including Vicia cracca and Lathyrus palustris. Hibernates as a small larva and pupates in a cocoon on or just beneath the ground.
adults fly in one generation a year; from late May till
mid August. Ocasionally, a partial second generation occurs during
September- early October. They are active from dusk onwards and later
come to light.
Namur, Ave-et-Auffe, 22 July 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)