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Synanthedon myopaeformis (Clerck, 1759)

A fairly common species throughout Belgium, can be locally common especially in older orchards.

The larva lives under the bark of a variety of trees, especially old fruit trees of the Rosaceae, mainly in Malus, but also Pyrus, Prunus amygdaloides, Crataegus, Sorbus, Mespilus, and in trees of other families like Syringa, Hippophae, Alnus, Betula. Hibernates once or twice as larva.

The adults have been observed from the beginning of May till late August. They are active during daytime.

Belgium, West-Vlaanderen, Deerlijk, 04 May 2004.
(Photo © Frans Vandemaele)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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