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Hypochalcia ahenella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A local and rare species, in Belgium only known from the three southern provinces.

The larva is not well known. It possibly lives on Helianthemum or Artemisia campestris.

The adults fly in June and July. They are active at dusk and later come to light.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Resteigne, 30 May 2008.
(Photo © Jean-Yves baugnée)
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