Last modified: Sept. 7, 2023, 2:16 p.m.
A very common, and regular migrant occurring all over Belgium. Numbers can fluctuate considerably from year to year.
A very common and regular migrant, occurring all over Belgium. Numbers can fluctuate considerably from year to year.
During mild winters, the species is able to hibernate as a fully grown larva or as a pupa.
The adults are active during the day and also at night when they come to light.
The adults have been observed from early spring till late autumn in several generations a year.
The larva lives on a wide variety of herbaceous plants including: Rubus, Galium, Trifolium and Urtica. Also on cultivated crops like: tomato, garden pea, cabbage and runner bean.