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Sclerocona acutella (Eversmann, 1842)

First observation of this species in Belgium was on 19 June 2003. A very local and very rare vagrant in Belgium. Second observation was also in the province of Antwerpen on 01 June 2014. Third observation in the province of West-vlaanderen on 17 June 2015 at Assebroek (Brugge). Hitherto only known from those records.

The larva is reported to live on Phragmites australis.

The adults have mainly been observed in June.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Brecht, 19 June 2003.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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