not so common but widespread species in Belgium. Most observations in the northern part of the country.
larva lives mainly on Phragmites australis but also on other plants of wet
habitats like Lysimachia vulgaris, Rumex hydrolapathum, Cladium mariscus, Carex paniculata and Salix. Hibernates as a pupa, in a cocoon among living reed foliage or debris on or near the ground.
adults fly in two generations a year; from April till mid September.
Very occasionally a partial third generation occurs in October. They
are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.
Antwerpen, Zandhoven, 03 August 2004.
© Chris Steeman)