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Apamea crenata (Hufnagel, 1766)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on several species of Gramineae like Dactylis glomerata. Hibernates as a larva close to the ground and pupates in a loose cell among roots.

The adults fly from late April till mid July in one generation a year. They come to light and sugar.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Wommelgem, 19 May 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)

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