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Strophedra weirana (Douglas, 1850)

A rare species in Belgium, not often observed. It used to be more common in the past.

The larva feeds between two leaves of Fagus spun together. It pupates in the larval feeding places and hibernates as a pupa.

The adult flies from late May till the end of June; in favourable years, there is a second generation in August. The adults fly at sunrise and in sunshine in the afternoon and evening. They come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Ranst, 05 June 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)

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