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Abrostola triplasia (Linnaeus, 1758)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on a variety of plants, but especially on Urtica dioica and Humulus lupulus. Hibernates as a pupa, in a cocoon in a folded leaf of the food plant.

The adults fly in two, sometimes three generations a year; from end of April till early October. They come to light and sugar.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Nassogne, 27 August 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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