Last modified: April 13, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Originally from the south of Africa, this species is introduced in Europe (1990) via the import of Pelargonium -cultivars. First observation in Belgium was in 1991 at Brussels (BR). It's still a rare species in Belgium.
The adults can be seen from late March till late October. More generations a year occurs.
The larva lives on Pelargonium and feeds mainly on the flowers and buds, but all parts above-ground are eaten.