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A local and very rare species in Belgium, mainly known from the southern provinces. Easily confused with other members of the genus.
Wingspan: 17–25 mm.
The caterpillar feeds on the flowers and seeds of the hostplant. Pupation takes place on the stem.
One or more, difficult to separate generations a year: from April to October, with a top in July and August.
Polyphagous on Dipsacaceae and Scrophulariaceae. Quite some more foodplants have been mentioned in the literature than the ones in the present list, but they need verification.
Meadows, forest margins and open places in woods.