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Gelechia senticetella (Staudinger, 1859)

A not so common species in Belgium, mainly known from the northern part of the country, but expected to spread with its foodplant. The species is supposed to have been imported with its foodplant. First encountered in 1986 at Niel (AN).

The larva lives on Cupressus and also on Thuja.

The adults fly in July and August. They come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Mortsel, 15 July 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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