Wingspan: 26mm - 42mm
Imago: Trivoltine, this is an Afro-tropical species which can be found in southern Europe. A very rare visitor to light here in the north Dordogne as I am on the limit of its range.
Larva: Polyphagous, feeding in the ears of cereal crops, especially maize (Zea mays)
Overwinter: As a larva in favourable conditions.