known from the northern half of Belgium.
larva feeds on the flowers and the seeds, or in a stem or shoot,
eating the pith, of Matricaria recutita, Anthemis cotula,
Solidago virgaurea or Tripleurospermum maritimum.
It hibernates full-fed in the larval feeding place. Pupation in
the same place or amongst detritus on the ground.
adults have been observed from the end of April till mid September.
It is not clear whether this is due to a long emergence period or
to several generations a year. The moths are active in the evening
and later come to light.
Antwerpen, Viersel, 04 July 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)