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Rhodophaea formosa (Haworth, 1811)

A rather rare species in Belgium, more frequently observed in the northern provinces.

The larva lives in a scanty white web along the midrib on the upperside of a leaf of Ulmus. It prefers bushes. Pupation takes place in the earth or in rotten wood. The pupa hibernates.

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


Belgium, Antwerpen, Kontich, 02 July 2004.
(Photo © Gaston Sallaets)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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