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Evergestis pallidata (Hufnagel, 1767)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larvae live gregariously on the leaves of Barbarea vulgaris or other species of Cruciferae. They hibernate in their cocoons. Pupation in a cocoon on the underside of leaves or on the ground surface.

The adults fly from mid June till mid September. They fly at dusk and come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Kapellen, 25 July 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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