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Agriopis aurantiaria (Hübner, 1799)

A local and not so common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on various deciduous trees, but especially on Betula, Quercus and Ulmus. Hibernates as egg on the foodplant.

The adults fly from mid October till late November. The females are brachypterous. They are attracted to light.

Belgium, Namur, Lavaux Ste.-Anne, 02 November 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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