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Setina irrorella (Linnaeus, 1758)

A very rare and local species in Belgium.

The larva lives on lichens growing on rocks, shingle and in grassland. Hibernates as a larva. Pupates in a loose -spun cocoon in a crevice near stony places.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid May towards late August. The males are flying in the early morning and again from afternoon onwards. Both sexes come to light in small numbers.

Belgium, Namur, Dinant, 07 August 2004.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)

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