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Acrobasis suavella (Zincken, 1818)

A widespread but scattered species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives mainly on Prunus spinosa, spinning a messy whitish silken gallery amongst the leaves. It pupates in a greyish cocoon in or near the larval gallery.

The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from the end of June till the end of August. They are active during the night and come to light.

Belgium, Hainaut, Rongy, 07 July 2007.
(Photo © Chris Snyers)
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