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Eilema depressa (Esper, 1787)

A not so common species throughout Belgium.

The larva feeds on lichens and algae, mainly those growing on trees. Hibernates as a small larva and pupates in a cocoon formed in a bark crevice. 

The adults fly from early June till mid August. When conditiones are favourable, a second partial generation occurs from late August till mid September occasionally till mid-late October. They come to light.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 19 August 2005.
male (Photo © Maarten Jacobs
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