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Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on various species of lichens growing on Quercus, Prunus spinosa, Larix and Fagus. Hibernates as a pupa in a loose cocoon among lichens.

The adults fly from late April till mid July in one generation a year. They come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Kontich, 29 April 2005.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)
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