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Hypena rostralis (Linnaeus, 1758)

A not so common and local species in Belgium, but present in most provinces.

The larva lives on Humulus lupulus. Pupates in a cocoon under a leaf of the food plant. The adult hibernates in sheltered places like cellars, caves, hollow trees and among Hedera.

The adults fly from early July till October, and after hibernation reappear during spring, onwards from March till mid June. They come to light and sugar.

Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 08 September 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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