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Nematopogon swammerdamella (Linnaeus, 1758)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The early stages are unknown. The older larva lives in a bivalved case on the ground, feeding on dead leaves. It hibernates twice and pupates inside the case.

The adults fly from late April till early June. The moths are active in late afternoon and at dusk.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Schoten, 28 April 2006.
(Photo © Adriaan Peeters)
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