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Argyresthia pruniella (Clerck, 1759)

A common species in most areas of Belgium.

The larva lives in the shoots of Prunus cerasus, including cultivars.

The adults fly from early July till late August. They come to light.


Belgium, Brabant, Evere, 21 August 2007.
slighty worn individual (Photo © Bart Hanssens)
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