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Agriopis leucophaearia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on various deciduous trees, but preferably on Quercus. Hibernates as a pupa underground.

The adults fly mainly in February and March, but during a mild winter they can be seen from mid January onwards. The females are apterous. The males are attracted to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Kapellen, 31 January 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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