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Hoplodrina blanda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on a variety of herbaceous low plants including Stellaria, Rumex and Plantago. Hibernates as a larva and pupates in a strong cocoon underground.

The adults fly in one generation a year: from early June till early September. They come to light and sugar.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Haasdonk, 19 June 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
© Flemish Entomological Society