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Eupithecia tripunctaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives in the flowers and seeds of Angelica sylvestris and Heracleum; that of the first generation also on Sambucus nigra. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.

The adults fly in two generations a year from April till June and from July till early September. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.

Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 31 August 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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