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Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809)

A local and very rare species throughout  Belgium.

The larva lives on the seeds of Atriplex or Chenopodium. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid May till early September. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Brecht, 30 July 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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