Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
A very rare migrant and recently discovered (2015) species in Belgium.
A very rare migrant with only few observations in Belgium. First record as recent as 2015.
The larvae feed on the flowers an seeds of Carlina, Carduus, Cirsium and Echinops. Adults are not able to hibernate in our climate. They are attracted to light.
The moths fly in several generations from mid April onwards till mid October. Belgian observations were during May and August.
Species is found in open, dry, grassy or rocky areas.