rather common species throughout Belgium.
larva feeds on Tussilago farfara, when young in the
roots, later on, and after hibernation, in the flower-stem. It pupates
amongst the roots of the foodplant.
adults have been observed from mid May till the end of July. The moths
are active in afternoon sunshine until dusk and later occasionally come
Hainaut, Rongy, 10 May 2008.
(Photo © Chris Snyers)