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Acleris forsskaleana (Linnaeus, 1785)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives at first in spun leaves or a flower of Acer campestre or A. pseudoplatanus, later on in a longitudinally rolled leaf. It hibernates. Pupation in a white silken cocoon spun in a folded leaf of the foodplant.

The adults have been observed from mid June till September. The moths come to light.

Belgium, West-Vlaanderen, Koksijde, 26 June 2003.
(Photo © Diederik D'Hert)
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