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Rivula sericealis (Scopoli, 1763)

A very common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on various grasses icluding Brachypodium sylvaticum and Molinia caerulea. Hibernates as a small larva and pupates in a cocoon formed between grass blades.

The adults fly in two to three generations a year; from mid May till late October. They come to light.

Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 14 September 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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