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Pseudosciaphila branderiana (Linnaeus, 1758)

A rather rare species in Belgium, mainly known from the northern part.

The larva lives on Populus tremula, in a folded or rolled leaf, or between two leaves spun together. Pupation in the larval habitation or in a freshly folded leaf.

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


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 18 June 2005.
typical form (Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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