Last modified: July 16, 2022, 3:35 p.m.
A rather common species throughout Belgium.
Hibernates as a fully grown larva in a cocoon underground, in which it pupates in the spring.
The species is attracted to light.
The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid May till late July, but in favourable years a partial second generation may occur till late October.
The larva lives on different species of herbaceous plants like: Urtica, Galium, Rumex, Hupulus and Taraxacum.