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Phalera bucephala (Linnaeus, 1758)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on various deciduous trees like Salix, Betula, Quercus and Corylus. The caterpillars remain together until nearing full growth. Hibernates as a pupa in a hole underground.

The adults fly from late April till mid August in one generation a year. They come to light.

Belgium, West-Vlaanderen, Koksijde, 17 June 2004.
(Photo © Diederik D'Hert)

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