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Plusia putnami (Grote, 1873)

A rare and local species in Belgium, mainly known from the Kempen, Oost-Vlaanderen and Namur.

The larva lives on several grasses including Calamagrostis epigejos, Calamagrostis canescens and Holcus lanatus. Hibernates as a small larva and pupates in a cocoon, spun among the food plant.

The adults fly in two generations a year; from late May till late September. The second generation is partial. They come to light.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 23 June 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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