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Nothris verbascella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A very rare and local xerotherm species.  

The larva feed on different species of Verbascum. The olderlarvae feed from under a web and the younger ones bore into leaf-stalks or stems.

The adults fly in two generations  a year: onwards from May towards early October.


Belgium, Liège, Liège-coteaux de la Citadelle, 14 March 2012.
larva on Verbascum sp. (Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)
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