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Scrobipalpa costella (Humphreys & Westwood, 1845)

A rare and local species in Belgium. It has his stronghold in the province of Antwerp. The very first observation of this species in Belgium was on 25 August 1976 at Knokke-Heist, West-Vlaanderen.

The larva lives on Solanum dulcamara and Solanum tuberosum.

The adults fly from late August onwards, and after hibernation again till June. They come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Willebroek, 04 June 2005.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
© Flemish Entomological Society