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Euproctis similis (Fuessly, 1775)

A very common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on different species of deciduous trees and shrubs like Prunus spinosa, Crataegus and Betula. Hibernates as small larva in a thin cocoon behind loose bark or among dead leaves. 

The adults fly in one generation a year; from early June till late September. Sometimes a partial second generation occurs till mid October. They come to light.

Belgium, Namur, Lavaux-Ste-Anne, 21 July 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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