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Siona lineata (Scopoli, 1763)

A very local and scarce species in Belgium.

The larva lives on several species of herbaceous plants, like Origanum. Hibernates as a part-grown larva and pupates in a cocoon attached to blades or stems of grass.

The adults fly from mid May till the end of June in one generation a year. They are active during daytime, especially in sunny weather. They come occasionally to light.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Virton, 18 May 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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