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Earophila badiata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rare and local species in Belgium, best known from the southern part of the country, but also at the sea coast.

The larva lives on Rosa spp., including cultivars. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon in loose earth.

The adults fly in one generation a year: onwards from mid March till beginning of May. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

Belgium, Namur, Belvaux, 01 April 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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