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Ptilodon cucullina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A fairly rare to rare species throughout Belgium, though never in high numbers. Can be locally fairly common.

The larva lives mainly on Acer campestre but has also been found on Acer pseudoplatanus. Hibernates as a pupa in a strong cocoon.

The adults fly from April till late August in two generations a year. They come to light.

Belgium, Namur, Ave-et-Auffe, 27 July 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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