first observation of this xerothermic species in Belgium was on 08 July
2006 in the province of West-Vlaanderen. During 2007 there were about
10 different observations on 5 new localities. At present time, there
are more and more observations in our country. The species
is extending his range northwards, especially in the western part (France, Swisse) and is
discovered in the UK (2002), Germany (2002) and in The Netherlands (2006), during
autumn 2005 there were several observations not far (35 kms) from the
Belgian border in France.
polyphagous larva lives on various herbaceous plants. Hibernates as a larva.
adults fly in two generations a year; onwards from early June towards mid October. They come
Meuse, Montfaucon, 24 September 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)