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Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)

A very common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on a great range of herbaceous plants and shrubs, including Ulex, Ilex, Calluna vulgaris, Eupatorium cannabinum, Erica tetralix and Sorbus. Hibernates as pupa among plant debris.

The adults fly in three generations a year from mid March till early September. They come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Kontich, 17 June 2006.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)
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