Last modified: April 15, 2021, 9:48 a.m.
A common species in the Kempen area and in the southern part of Belgium, elsewhere less common.
Hibernates as a full-grown larva. Pupation in a cocoon near the ground.
The adults fly in one generation a year; from end of April till end of June. The males fly rapidly during sunny afternoons, the females are strictly nocturnal. Both sexes come to light, but males infrequently.
The larvae live on different species of herbaceous plants like: Calluna, Erica, Vaccinium, Salix repens, Rubus, Sanguisorba minor etc... Hibernates as a full-grown larva. Pupation in a cocoon near the ground.