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Atethmia centrago (Haworth, 1709)

A rare species throughout  Belgium. More frequently observed in the northern provinces.

The larva, when young, lives in the buds of Fraxinus and Ulmus; later on it prefers the flowers and leaves. Hibernates as an egg, laid in small batches on a twig or in a bark crevice.

The adults fly from early August till mid October in one generation a year. They come to light and sugar.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 31 Augustus 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
© Flemish Entomological Society