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Bupalus piniaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on Pinus, especially Pinus sylvestris and Pinus nigra. Hibernates as a pupa between fallen needles or among plant debris.

The adults fly from May towards mid July in one generation a year. They are active on warm days and later come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Kalmthout, 16 June 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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