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Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larvae live on dead and decaying vegetable matter of all types. They can be found in haystacks, thatch, witches'-brooms, birds' nests, squirrels' dreys, piles of leaves, etc., living in silken galleries. Pupation in a cocoon in the larval feeding place.

The adults fly from late June till the end of September. They are active at dusk and later come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Malle, 07 September 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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