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Catoptria falsella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A common species throughout Belgium, but never in large numbers.

The larva lives on Tortula muralis or other mosses growing on old buildings. The species hibernates in the egg stage. Pupation in the larval gallery.

The adults fly from mid July till the beginning of September. Most abundant in the second half of July and in August. They are active at dusk and later come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Ranst, 08 August 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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