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Anticlea derivata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rare species in Belgium, mainly observed in the southern provinces but also at the coast area.

The larva lives on different species of Rosa but mainly on the leaves and flowers of Rosa canina. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon in loose earth.

The adults fly from late March till late May. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.


Belgium, Namur, Lavaux-Ste-Anne, 25 April 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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