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Ditula angustiorana (Haworth, 1811)

A rather common species throughout Belgium. It can occur as a pest in orchards.

The larva lives among spun leaves and in the fruit buds of many trees, shrubs and sometimes herbaceous plants. The larva hibernates. Pupation in the larval feeding place or in detritus on the ground.

The adults fly from early June till the end of July. The male is active in sunshine. Both sexes fly at dusk en later come to light and sugar.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Viersel, 29 June 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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