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Allophyes oxyacanthae (Linnaeus, 1758)

A scarce species in the northern part of Belgium and not so common in the southern part. 

The larva lives on various deciduous trees and shrubs, like Crataegus, Betula and Prunus spinosa. Hibernates as an egg, laid singly on twigs of the foodplant.

The adults have been observed from early September till well in November in one generation. They come to light and sugar.

Belgium, Namur, Lavaux Ste.-Anne, 30 September 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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