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Ancylis unculana (Haworth, 1811)

A rather rare species in Belgium, more observed in the north.

The larva lives in a leaf of Rhamnus or Frangula spun together into a pod. When full-fed, it makes a cocoon in that larval habitation in which it hibernates. It pupates in the spring.

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

Belgium, Antwerpen, Brecht, 30 April 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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