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Acleris emargana (Fabricius, 1775)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva turns over a leaf-edge or spins together the shoots of Salix, Populus, Betula, Corylus or Alnus glutinosa. Pupation in the larval habitation, fallen leaves, or under moss on the tree-trunks.

The adults have been observed from July till well in September. They are active at dusk and later come to light.

Belgium, Namur, Wavreille, 07 September 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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