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Amata phegea (Linnaeus, 1758)

A local and rare species in Belgium, mainly known from small populations in the north and central part of the country.

The larva lives on various herbaceous plants like Taraxacum and Lamium. Hibernates as a larva.

The adults fly from June till the end of July. They are active during warm, sunny days.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Schoten, 09 July 2004.
(Photo © Toon Verbruggen)
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