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Agrotis segetum (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives under the ground at the roots of several species of herbaceous plants. Hibernates as a larva and pupates in an earthen cocoon underground.

The adults fly in two generations a year: from late April till the end of June and from August till early October. They come to light and sugar.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Kalmthout, 10 August 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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