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Pseudopanthera macularia (Linnaeus, 1758)

A fairly common species throughout Belgium, but more frequently observed in the south of the country.

The larva feeds on various species of low plants like Teucrium scorodonia. Hibernates as a pupa underground or among plant debris.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late April till late June. Rarely a partial second generation occurs till early August. They are active during daytime.


Belgium, Namur, Villers-sur-Lesse, 28 May 2008.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baygnée)
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