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Epiblema sticticana (Fabricius, 1794)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva feeds on Tussilago farfara, when young in the roots, later on, and after hibernation, in the flower-stem. It pupates amongst the roots of the foodplant.

The adults have been observed from mid May till the end of July. The moths are active in afternoon sunshine until dusk and later occasionally come to light.


Belgium, Hainaut, Rongy, 10 May 2008.
(Photo © Chris Snyers)
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