Last modified: Feb. 19, 2020, 2:55 p.m.
A rather common species throughout Belgium.
The adults fly from Late April towards mid September in one generation a year. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.
The larva lives on a range of herbaceous plants like Senecio jacobaea, Achillea millefolium etc. The race goossensiata (formerly regarded as a separate species) lives on Calluna and Erica. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.