Last modified: Oct. 25, 2023, 12:07 p.m.
A not so common species occurring in many areas of Belgium, especially on sandy soils (Kempen), more frequently seen in the south.
Hibernates as a small larva close to the ground and pupates in a loose cocoon underground.
The adults come to light and infrequently on sugar.
The adults fly in one generation a year from August till late October.
The larva lives on a variety of herbaceous plants and Gramineae like Calluna vulgaris, Galium, Rumex or Hyacinthoides non-scripta.