Last modified: Feb. 23, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
A rather common species throughout Belgium.
Hibernates as a half-grown larva and pupates underground. The adults come to light and sometimes on sugar.
The adults fly in one generation a year, general from late June till the end of August, but very early specimens can be seen already in May and very late specimens occuring sometimes till early October.
The larva lives on grasses and a variety of herbaceous plants like Filipendula ulmaria, Malva sylvestris, Crataegus and Salix.