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Donacaula mucronella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

A very local and rather rare species in Belgium.

The larva lives on Carex, especially Carex riparia, Glyceria maxima, or Phragmites.

The adults fly in July and August. They come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Viersel, 16 July 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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