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Scotopteryx moeniata (Scopoli, 1763)

A very rare and very local species in Belgium. Recent observations only known from the provinces of Namur and Limburg.

The larva lives on Genista sagittalis. Hibernates as larva on the food plant. Pupates usually in debris.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from early July towards early September. They come to light.


Belgium, Namur, Viroin, 09 August 2005.
(Photo © Alfons Huysmans)


Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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