seldom recorded vagrant in Belgium, only 4 records till 1960. Recently (2013) a specimen was seen at Zeebrugge.
polyphagous larva lives on various herbaceous plants like Myosotis, Heliotropium, Echium, Borago officinalis and Anchusa. Also
recorded from Solanum,
lanceolata and others. Hibernates as a small larva, but
it's not able to survive our cold winters.
adults have been recorded from March onwards till early November. All
the Belgian specimens have been seen from late May towards mid August.
They fly freely in sunshine and later come to light.
Nabeul, 10 April 2013.
(Photo © Stéphane Claerebout)