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Pediasia contaminella (Hübner, 1796)

A rather local and rare species in Belgium, more recorded in the sandy areas of the north.

The larva lives in a silken tube at the base of several species of Poaceae, like Festuca ovina.

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

Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 18 July 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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