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Spilosoma lutea (Hufnagel, 1766)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on various herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees like Lonicera, Urtica, Betula and Humulus lupulus. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon among plant debris.

The adults fly from late April till late August in one generation a year. Rarely a partial second generation occurs during September. They come to light.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Nassogne, 10 June 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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