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Endothenia quadrimaculana (Haworth, 1811)

A rather common species throughout Belgium, the least observed in the centre of the country.

The larva lives in a silk-lined gallery in the roots and underground stem of Stachys palustris, and occasionally on Mentha spicata or possibly Stachys sylvatica. It hibernates. Pupation in a cocoon spun in the soil or amongst leaf-litter.

The adults fly from the end of May till mid October. They are active in the evening and later come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Viersel, 16 July 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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