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Hylaea fasciaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on a variety of coniferous trees like Pinus sylvestris and Picea abies. Hibernates as a small larva on the food plant and pupates among conifer needles or other plant debris on the ground.

The adults fly in two, possibly three generations a year: from mid May till mid July and again from mid August till mid October. They come to light.


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

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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