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Dichomeris ustalella (Fabricius, 1794)

A very local and rare species in Belgium, except for old records from Brabant and Luxembourg lately only observed in Namur.

The larva lives between spun leaves on Carpinus, Betula, or Salix. Pupation takes places amongst detritus on the ground.

The adults fly in May and June. They come to light.


Belgium, Namur, Doische, 20 May 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

 
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