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Phycita roborella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larvae live on Quercus spp., but have also been recorded from Pyrus or Malus. They feed between spun leaves and hibernate. Pupation takes place between leaf-litter on the ground or in the earth.

The adults fly from the end of June till September. They fly at dusk and later come to light or sugar.

Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 30 July 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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