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Gelechia rhombella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Rarely observed in Belgium, only known from 4 provinces with mainly old records before 1980. Recently (2004) observed again in the province of Antwerpen.

The larva lives on Malus spp. and Pyrus communis between spun leaves or in a leaf margin spun downwards. Pupation under  the bark of the foodplants.

The adults fly from June till August. They come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Hoboken, 17 July 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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