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Thalera fimbrialis (Scopoli, 1763)

A widespread but rare species in Belgium.

The larva lives on Calluna, Erica and other herbaceous plants like Achillea millefolium and Potentilla erecta. hibernates as half-grown larva.

The adults fly from mid June till early August. They are active at dawn and dusk and later come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Kalmthout, 11 July 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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