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Agonopterix nervosa (Haworth, 1811)

A local and rarely observed species in Belgium.

The larva lives in spun shoots on Ulex, Sarothamnus or Genista. It pupates on the foodplant or in a cocoon in the earth.

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

Belgium, Luxembourg, Nassogne, 09 July 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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