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Pelosia muscerda (Hufnagel, 1766)

A rather common species throughout Belgium; formerly only known from the northern part, but since 1980 spread all over the country.

The larva lives on lichens growing on bushes and trees. Hibernates as a larva.

The adults fly in one or two generations a year; from mid June till mid October. The second generation is partial and is not often recorded. They come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Kontich, 05 August 2005.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)
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