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Drymonia dodonaea ([Denis& Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rare and local species in Belgium, mainly observed in the Kempen, Brabant and the southern part of the country, but declining. In certain area's locally common.

The larva lives on deciduous trees with a strong preference for Quercus. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon under the ground near the food plant.

The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from beginning of May till end of June. The males come to light, females occasionally.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 04 June 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs
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