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Epinotia bilunana (Haworth, 1811)

A rather common species in Belgium.

The larva lives in a catkin of Betula. It hibernates. Pupation takes place inside that catkin or amongst leaf-litter on the ground.

The adults fly from mid May till well in July. They are active at dusk and come to light.

Belgium, Namur, Pontillas, 19 May 2009.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)
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