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Depressaria radiella (Goeze, 1783)

A fairly common species throughout Belgium, but easily overlooked.

The larva feeds on the flowers and developing seeds of Heracleum sphondylium, Pastinaca sativa and Apium nodiflorum. It pupates in the main stem of the food plant.

The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from August till May of the next year. They hibernate in sheltered places. Occasionally attracted to light, especially after overwintering.

Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 23 February 2007.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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