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Hedya ochroleucana (Frölich, 1828)

A rare species in Belgium, more observed in the southern provinces.

The larva lives mainly on Rosa. It has also been observed to feed on Malus. It spins a shoot into a large bunch. Pupation in the larval habitation during spring.

The adults fly from June till early September. They are active at dusk and come to light.

Belgium, Namur, Lavaux Ste.-Anne, 10 August 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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