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Notodonta tritophus ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A widespread but not so common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on Populus, Salix, and Betula. Hibernates as a pupa in a loose cocoon underground.

The adults fly in two generations a year; from mid April till end of June and again from July till end of August, sometimes till mid September. They come to light.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 11 August 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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