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Acleris umbrana (Hübner, [1799])

A very rare species in Belgium. 

The larvae feed on spun leaves of various species of deciduous trees like Sorbus aucuparia, Prunus padus, Prunus spinosa, Crataegus, Salix, Cornus sanguinea, Carpinus and Alnus. It hibernate as an adult.

The adults fly in one generation; from July/August onwards till late October and after hibernation again from late February till early May. They are attracted to ivy bloom in late autumn and to sallow blossom during spring. They come infrequently to light.

Belgium, Namur, Vierves-sur-Viroin, 24 February 2011.
(Photo © Stéphane Claerebout)
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