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Anania lancealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rather common species in most areas of Belgium.

The larva feeds on the leaves, flowers and seed-heads of Eupatorium, Teucrium scorodonia, Stachys spp. or Senecio spp. It lives in a leave of which it spins the edges downwards. It hibernates in its cocoon. Pupation in a white silken cocoon within a pyramidal web.

The adults fly from the end of May till mid August. They are active at dusk and later come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Willebroek, 28 May 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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