Wingspan: 16mm - 23mm
Imago: Bi or Trivoltine, the specimen shown is my first record here in the Dordogne as I'm on the limit of its range. It is a Mediterranean/Asiatic species and sometimes migrates as far north as the UK. It is attracted to light.
Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on carline thistle (Carlina vulgaris), thistle (Carduus), sunflower family (Helichrysum) and other composites.
Overwinter: As a larva