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Agrotis puta (Hübner, 1803)

A very common species throughout Belgium, mostly found in the north of the country.

The larva lives on various low growing plants like Rumex and Taraxacum. Hibernates as a larva.

The adults fly in two, hard to distinguish, generations a year from mid April till October. They come to light and sugar.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Wilebroek, 28 May 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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