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Scrobipalpa acuminatella (Sircom, 1850)

A rare and local species in Belgium. 

The larva lives on various species of thistles; mainly on Carduus and Cirsium. Also reported on Artemisia and Taraxacum. It mines the leaves and pupates on the ground amongst leaf litter.

The adults fly in two generations a year; from April till June and again from July towards September. They come to light.

Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 14 July 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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