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Acleris shepherdana (Stephens, 1852)

A species present in wet biotopes throughout Belgium.

The larva lives in spun shoots on Filipendula ulmaria. Pupation takes place in the larval feeding place, a folded leaf-edge, or on the ground.

The adults fly from mid June till the end of September. They are active at night and readily come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Viersel, 23 July 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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