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Carpatolechia fugitivella (Zeller, 1839)

A rather rare species in Belgium, recent observations only from the province of Antwerpen.

The larva lives between spun leaves and shoots of mainly Ulmus, but other deciduous trees like Quercus, Corylus, Prunus avium, Acer, Tilia, Fraxinus and Pyracantha coccinea are also taken as food plant. Hibernates as a small larva and pupates later in a white cocoon in the bark.

The adults fly from June towards September. They  come frequently to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Ranst, 02 July 2006.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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