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Actinotia polyodon (Clerck, 1759)

A rare species throughout Belgium. Numbers vary much over the years.

The larva lives on Hypericum perforatum and on Astragalus glycyphyllos. Hibernates as a pupa underground.

The adults fly in two not-well defined generations a year: from early May till the end of August. Very occasionally a partial third generation occurs during September and October. They come to light and sugar.


Belgium, Luxembourg, Nassogne, 11 May 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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