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Xanthorhoe designata (Hufnagel, 1767)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on a variety of cruciferous plants, a.o. Brassica spp. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon among plant debris.

The adults fly in two generations a year from mid April till early June and again from late June towards mid September. They come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Kontich, 05 May 2005.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)
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