Last modified: March 13, 2023, 5:10 a.m.
A very rare and local species throughout Belgium, mainly distributed on dry sandy soils.
More observed in the Kempen, mostly as singletons, but sometimes in higher numbers.
It's a declining species everywhere in Europe.
The larva is active during the night.
Pupation in a small hole underground.
In the summer during extremely warm and dry periods, the adults are inactive and holding a rest period, called aestivation. They come to light and sugar.
The adults fly in one long generation from the end of May till the end of September.