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Phyllodesma tremulifolia (Hübner, 1810)

A very rare species in Belgium, known from 4 provinces only, mainly in the south.

The larva lives on a variety of trees and shrubs, including Quercus, Betula, Populus, Fraxinus, Sorbus, Salix, Prunus and Vaccinium myrtillus. Hibernates as a pupa.

The adults fly from mid April till early June, occasionally later. They come to light.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 01 May 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

 
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