Last modified: July 10, 2020, 10:45 a.m.
A not so common species throughout Belgium. It prefers sandy soils.
The larva feeds at night.
Pupates in a cocoon under moss or amongst detritus. hibernates as a pupa in a loose cocoon on the ground, under debris or mos. The adults can be seen in late afternoon and at dusk visting flowers. They come to light and sugar.
The adults fly in two generations a year: from end of April towards June, and again from July till late September. Most specimens were seen during May and June, because individuals of the second generation are quite scarce.