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Acronicta auricoma ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on a variety of plants like Plantago, Vaccinium myrtillus, Rubus, Quercus, Prunus and Betula. Hibernates as a pupa, in a cocoon on the foodplant or in leaf litter.

The adults fly in two generations a year early April till late September. They come to light and sugar.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Latour, 15 April 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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