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Anania coronata (Hufnagel, 1767)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives in a spun fold on the underside of a leaf which it leaves at night in order to feed on Sambucus nigra, Viburnum, Syringa or Ligustrum, preferring young plants. It hibernates in its cocoon. Pupation takes place in a cocoon amongst fallen leaves or on bark.

The adults fly from late May till the end of August. They are active at dusk and later come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Kapellen, 12 July 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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