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Anchoscelis litura (Linnaeus, 1761)

A rare species in Belgium, mainly known from the southern areas.

The larva lives on a variety of deciduous trees and herbaceous plants like Quercus, Salix, Crataegus, Rumex, Filipendula ulmaria and Silene. Hibernates as an egg.

The adults fly from early September till the end of October in one generation a year. They come to light and sugar.

Belgium, Namur, Lavaux-Ste-Anne, 21 September 2003.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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