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Abraxas grossulariata (Linnaeus, 1758)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on a variety of scrubs and trees like Crataegus, Corylus, Ligustrum, Prunus spinosa, Ribes spp. etc... Hibernates as young larva and pupates in a loose transparent cocoon.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from May towards August. They come to light.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 10 July 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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