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Polypogon tentacularia (Linnaeus, 1758)

A very rare and local species in Belgium, only known from some marshes in the provinces of Namur and Luxembourg.

The larva lives on Taraxacum, Solidago, Hieracium and other low-growing plants.

The adults fly from mid June till the end of July. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.


Belgium, Luxembourg, Meix-devant-Virton, 27 June 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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