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Cerura erminea (Esper, 1783)

A widespread, but a rare and local species in Belgium.

The larva lives on Populus and Salix. Hibernates as a pupa.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from May till July. They come to light.


Belgium, Luxembourg, Latour, 27 May 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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