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Scythropia crataegella (Fabricius, 1775)

Present in many areas of Belgium, but seldom recorded.

The larva lives at first inside a leaf of Crataegus, later on under a silken web. It has also been recorded from Prunus spinosa and Cotoneaster.

The adults fly onwards from mid May towards July, but a partial second generation can occur in favourable years in August and September. The moths come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Schoten, 24 June 2006.
(Photo © Adriaan Peeters)

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