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Chesias rufata (Fabricius, 1775)

Used to be a rather common species throughout Belgium, but nowadays becomes rarer, although the food plant is very common throughout our country.

The larva lives on Cytisus scoparius. Hibernates as a pupa underground.

The adults fly in probably two generations a year; from late March towards early October. They are attracted to light.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Baraque de Fraiture, 04 May 2011.
(Photo © Tom Sierens)
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