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Acleris variegana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives under a folded leaf-edge, or between spun leaves of Rosa, Rubus, Crataegus, Prunus, Malus, Pyrus, Sanguisorba minor or various other plants. Pupation in the larval feeding place, or amongst dead leaves on the ground.

The adults fly from mid July till well in November. The moths are active at dusk and later come to light.


Belgium, Namur, Lavaux Ste.-Anne, 30 September 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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