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Leptologia macilenta (Hübner, 1809)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on Quercus, Fagus, Crataegus and other deciduous trees. Later on also on herbaceous plants. Hibernates as an egg, laid on branches of the food plant. Constructs an underground cocoon and pupates several weeks later.

The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from mid September till well in November. They come to sugar and to light.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Nassogne, 25 September 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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