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Ancylis uncella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A not so common and local species in many places in Belgium.

The larva lives in spun leaves of Erica and Betula, especially on B. pubescens. Hibernation in larval stage.

The adults fly in one, sometimes two generations a year: from late April till June and again from July till September. They are active in early evening and later come to light.


Belgium, Limburg, Rekem, 26 April 2010.
(Photo © Adriaan Peeters)
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