Last modified: Feb. 14, 2021, 6:06 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 and Hyacinthoides non-scripta.