rather common but local species.
larva lives mainly on Carex
but also on grasses. Hibernates as a part-grown larva in tussocks of
vegetation and pupates in a cocoon at ground level among plant debris.
adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from late May till late August. They are active at dusk and later come
to light and sugar.
Limburg, Kinrooi, 10 July 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)