rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on different species of Gramineae like Dactylis glomerata
and Phragmitis australis.
Hibernates as a small larva low down in the vegetation and pupates in
an underground cocoon.
adults fly from late May till late August in one generation a year.
Sometimes a partial second generation occurs till October.
come to light and sugar.
Antwerpen, Kapellen, 06 July 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)