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Triodia sylvina (Linnaeus, 1761)

A rather common species throughout Belgium. The most common Hepialidae in our country.

The larva lives on the roots of small herbaceous plants and probably also on grasses. Eggs are simply dropped over suitable habitat, while the female is in flight. Hibernates as larva twice and pupates in the ground.

The adults fly from July till well into September. They  come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Kontich, 28 August 2005.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)
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