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Furcula bicuspis (Borkhausen, 1790)

A not so common and local species throughout Belgium. Always in small numbers.

The larva lives on Betula, sometimes also on Alnus. Hibernates as a pupa in a solid cocoon attached to the bark of the food plant.

The adults fly in one, probably two generations a year; from late April onwards to mid August. They come to light.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 27 May 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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