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Gonepteryx rhamni (Linnaeus, 1758)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on Frangula alnus and on Rhamnus.

The adults fly in one long generation a year, starting at the beginning of July till mid June of the next year. They hibernate in sheltered places.

Belgium, Namur, Doische , 02 April 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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