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Eucosma metzneriana (Treitschke, 1830)

Rather common in many areas of Belgium.

The larva lives on Artemisia absinthium or A. vulgaris. It starts in the tip of a shoot which it aborts, causing a swelling. It hibernates in the stem and pupates in the lower part of the stem.

The adults have been observed from early June till mid July. They are active at dusk and later come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Viersel, 20 June 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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