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Gelechia rhombelliformis  Staudinger, 1871

This rare species was discovered for the first time in Belgium during 2005 in two provinces. First in the Stamprooiersbroek at Kinrooi in the province of Limburg were it was caught on 3 different dates, and 2 days later after the first record at Kontich in the province of Antwerpen. This species will certain spread out in near future.

The larva feeds on the leaves of Populus spp. Later on it pupates under the bark.

The adults fly from June till mid September, but most specimens have been observed in August.
They come to light.

Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 18 August 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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