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Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on different species of trees and shrubs, but preferably on Hedera helix and Sambucus. Hibernates as a larva.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late May till late July. They come to light.


France, Meuse, Montfaucon, 25 June 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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