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Notodonta torva (Hübner, 1803)

A rare and local species in Belgium, occurring in the southern part of our country and once observed in Brabant.

The larva lives on Populus, Betula and Salix. Hibernates as a pupa in a loose cocoon near or under the ground.

The adults fly in two generations a year; from mid April towards late July. They come to light.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Latour, 17 July 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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