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Catarhoe cuculata (Hufnagel, 1767)

A rare and local species in Belgium, mainly known from the southern provinces, though some specimens have been observed in Antwerpen and Brabant.

The larva lives on Galium. Hibernates as pupa in a cocoon among plant debris.

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


Belgium, Namur, Lavaux-Ste-Anne, 26 May 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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