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Rhagades pruni ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rare and local species in Belgium. Mainly known from a few scattered locations in the Kempen and from the provinces of Namur and Luxembourg.

The larva lives on Calluna vulgaris and sometimes also on Quercus. Hibernates as a larva in a white hibernaculum and pupates later in a cocoon on the food plant.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid June till early August. They are active during the day from late morning towards late afternoon.


The Netherlands, Gelderland, 02 July 2005.
(Photo © Jeroen Voogd)
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