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Synanthedon formicaeformis (Esper, 1783)

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.

The larva bores into the stem of Salix, especially Salix viminalis. Hibernates as half-grown larva.

The adults fly from mid May till early August. They are active during daytime.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Latour, 01 July 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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