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Epirrhoe tristata (Linnaeus, 1758)

A rare species confined to the southern provinces of Belgium, except for one old record from Brabant.

The larva lives on different species of Galium. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon on the ground. 

The adults fly in two generations a year; from mid April towards mid September. They are active on sunny afternoons and at dusk and later come to light.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Resteigne, 30 May 2008.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)
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