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Tethea or ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on Populus, especially on Populus tremula and on Salix spp.  Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon between leaves.

The adults fly in two generations a year; from end April till the end of August. They come to light and sugar.

Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 30 April 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)

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