widespread but rare species in Belgium.
larva lives on Calluna, Erica and other
herbaceous plants like Achillea
millefolium and Potentilla
erecta. hibernates as half-grown larva.
adults fly from mid June till early August. They are active at dawn and
dusk and later come to light.
Antwerpen, Kalmthout, 11 July 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)