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Epirrhoe rivata (Hübner, 1813)

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.

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

The adults fly in two generations a year from early May till early September. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Viersel, 08 June 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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