Last modified: Aug. 21, 2020, 5:23 p.m.
A fairly common species in Belgium, known from all provinces.
The larva feeds on the young leaves, flowers and the unripe seeds of its foodplant. Pupation on a flower-stalk, amongst the flowers or seeds, resembling a dead flower.
The species hibernates in the adult stage. The adults are active at dusk and night and come readily to light.
Two generations a year: June–August and again from October, after hibernation in April–May.
Polyphagous on a great variety of herbs, mainly Fabaceae and Lamiaceae.