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Ethmia bipunctella (Fabricius, 1775)

A widespread but rather rare species in Belgium.

The larva lives in a slight web on the flowers and leaves of Echium vulgare, Symphytum or other Boraginaceae. Pupation in a dead stem or rotten wood.

The adults fly in two generations a year: from late April till the end of June and again in August-September. They come to light.


Belgium, Namur, Lavaux-Ste-Anne, 29 April 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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