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Callopistria juventina (Stoll, 1782)

A very rare and local species in Belgium.

The larva lives on bracken, especially on Pteridium aquilinum. Hibernates as a fully grown larva and pupates in spring

The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid May towards late July. They come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Averbode, 15 June 2007.
(Photo © Marc Herremans)
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