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Eulamprotes wilkella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Only recorded from the provinces of Antwerpen and West-Vlaanderen, but probably overlooked elsewhere.

The larva lives in a silken tube on Cerastium fontanum just under the surface of the ground.

The adults fly in two generations a year: May-June, and July-August. They sometimes come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Berchem, 14 August 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)

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