Last modified: Oct. 26, 2020, 3:56 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.