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Thiotricha subocellea (Stephens, 1834)

A rare species in Belgium, but probably overlooked.

The larva feeds from a portable case on the seeds of Origanum vulgare or occasonally on Mentha aquatica  and Thymus polytrichus. Pupates inside the larval case attached to a stem or to debris on the ground.

The adults fly in one generation a year;  during July and August.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Schoten, 10 July 2009.
(Photo © Adriaan Peeters)
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