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Asthena albulata (Hufnagel, 1767)

A not so common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on various trees, like Betula, Carpinus and Corylus. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.

The adults fly in two difficult to distinguish generations a year from May till the end of August. They are active from dawn to dusk and come to light in small numbers.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Ranst, 08 May 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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