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Cymatophorina diluta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rare and local species throughout Belgium. Observations are sporadic in the north, more common in the south of the country.

The larva lives on Quercus. Hibernates as egg attached on a twig of the food plant.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late July till early October. They come to light and sugar.

Belgium, Namur, Lavaux Ste.-Anne, 23 September 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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