Last modified: April 7, 2021, 4:03 p.m.
A fairly common species in Belgium, especially in the northern part of the country.
The larva lives in a web amongst the shoots and flowers of the food plant. The first instars live gregariously but later stages disperse and live solitarily. They can be found in May–June and in July–August.
Adults rarely fly and when they do, just short distances. They can often be found resting on walls or fences.
Two generations a year: May–June and from late August till early October.
Oligophagous on Atriplex and Chenopodium.
Ruderal places, waste ground, dry pastures.