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Eupithecia plumbeolata (Haworth, 1809)

A very rare and local species in Belgium, best known from the southern area.

The larva lives on Melampyrum pratense and Rhinanthus. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.

The adults fly from late April towards mid August, but most specimens were seen usually in May and June. They come to light.

Belgium, Namur, Doische, 05 June 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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