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Depressaria albipunctella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A very rare and local species in Belgium, only known from very old records in the southern provinces. Recently (2006) observed again in Namur. Seldom recorded.

The larva lives in a loose upper-surface silk spinning of a leaf of Daucus carota, Torilis japonica, Anthriscus sylvestris and Chaerophyllum temulum.

The adults fly in one long generation a year; from early August till late November and after hibernating again from March till May. They are active at night and occasionally come to light.

Belgium, Namur, Lavaux Ste.-Anne, 04 August 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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