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Ancylis badiana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A local species in Belgium, observed in many provinces.

The larva feeds between spun leaves or in a folded leaf on Lathyrus, Vicia or Trifolium. The larvae of the second generation hibernate full-fed. Pupation in the larval habitation or spun in a leaf on the ground.

The adults fly in two generations a year: from late April till mid June and from the end of July till early September. They are active at sunrise and at dusk and later occasionally come to light.


Belgium, Luxembourg, Latour, 27 May 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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