fairly common species throughout Belgium. Populations can fluctuate considerably from year to year.
larva lives on different species of Gramineae, but also on Taraxacum,
Stellaria, Plantago etc. Hibernates as a small larva low down in the vegetation.
adults fly in one generation a year from June towards August. Sometimes
a partial second generation occurs till October. They come to light and
Antwerpen, Viersel, 04 July 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)