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Drymonia ruficornis (Hufnagel, 1766)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on Quercus. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon underground.

The adults fly from early April till the end of May. They come to light.

Belgium, LUxembourg, Resteigne, 21 April 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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