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Argyresthia conjugella (Zeller, 1839)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives in the fruits of Sorbus aucuparia, Sorbus aria or Malus. Pupation in a cocoon under loose bark or amongst leaf-litter on the ground. The pupa hibernates.

The adults can be seen from early May towards July. They come to light.

Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 13 May 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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