not so common species throughout Belgium.
larva lives on different herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees like Urtica, Humulus, Convolvulus, Rumex, Trifolium, Salix, Hedera and Corylus. Hibernates
as a pupa in an underground cocoon.
adults fly in one generation a year; from mid May onwards till late
August. They come to light and sugar.
Meuse, Montfaucon, 25 june 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)