Last modified: Aug. 22, 2020, 2:08 p.m.
A common species in the northern part of Belgium and rather rare in the southern part of the country.
The adults fly in two not well defined generations a year, from May till July and from August till October. They are active during the day in sunshine and later come to light.
It is a highly polyphagous moth, as its larvae feed on plants representing 160 genera including a wide variety of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees. It can occur as a pest of garden or greenhouse plants. When searching for larvae of other species, one should always take into account that a found caterpillar might be a larva of Cacoecimorpha pronubana.