Last modified: Feb. 23, 2020, 10:32 a.m.
A rather common species throughout Belgium.
The larva feeds at night and hides during the day low down near the ground. Hibernates as a larva and pupates in the ground. The adults come to light and sugar.
The adults fly in one generation a year: from end of May onwards till end of July.
The larva lives on different species of herbaceous plants like Primula, Euphorbia amygdaloides, Anthriscus sylvestris and in spring also shrubs and trees as Prunus spinosa, Crataegus and Rubus idaeus are taken as food plants.