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Acleris laterana (Fabricius, 1794)

A rather common species throughout Belgium, the least observed in the centre of the country.

The larva lives between spun leaves and in the flowers of a great variety of plants: Crataegus, Prunus, Rosa, Rubus, Sorbus, Salix or Vaccinium. Pupation in a folded leaf or the larval habitation. The species hibernates in the egg stage.

The adults fly from mid July till the end of October. They are active from dusk and later come to light.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 27 August 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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