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Anarta trifolii (Hufnagel, 1766)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on a variety of herbaceous plants like Atriplex, Urtica, Rumex and Chenopodium. Hibernates as a pupa in a fragile underground cocoon.

The adults fly in two, sometimes three hard to separate generations a year from April till mid October. They come to light and sugar.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 31 August 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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