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Agriphila latistria (Haworth, 1811)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva feeds in a silken gallery on the surface of the soil at Bromus or other grasses. Pupation takes place in a long, narrow, silken sand-covered cocoon.

The adults fly from July till mid September. They are active at night and come to light.

Belgium, Namur, Merlemont, 14 August 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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