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Psoricoptera gibbosella (Zeller, 1839)

A rather rare species in Belgium but probably overlooked elsewhere.

The larva lives on the leaves of Quercus.

The adults fly from July till mid October. They use to rest on trunks during the day and come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Viersel, 03 August 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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