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Palpita vitrealis (Rossi, 1794)

A southern species which is a very rare migrant in our country. First recorded in 1932. It doesn't occur every year and not so many specimens have been seen so far.

The larva lives on Jasminum officinale, Ligustrum, Forsythia and Olea.

The adults have been seen from August till late October. Flies at night and comes to flowers, including ivy and buddleia, and to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Edegem, 20 October 2006.
(Photo © Willy Delsupehe)
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