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Craniophora ligustri ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rather common species throughout Belgium; it seems to have enlarged its range towards the north since 1980.

The larva lives mainly on Fraxinus and Ligustrum. Hibernates as a pupa in a strong cocoon, usually under moss on a tree trunk.

The adults fly in two generations: from late April till June, and again from July till late September. They come to light and sugar.


Belgium, Namur, Wavreille, 26 April 2007.
Adult on Fraxinus (Photo © Chris Steeman)

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