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Adela croesella (Scopoli, 1763)

A not so common species in Belgium.

The larvae are thought to feed at first at flowers and or seeds of Ligustrum vulgare, Hippophae rhamnoides and other shrubs. It builds later a portable flat, elongate-ovate case constructed from leaf fragments and covered with soil particles and feeding on fallen leaves. Pupation in the larval case.

The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from late May towards late June. They fly in the sunshine and later comes occasionally to light..

Belgium, Antwerpen, Schoten, 24 May 2009.
(Photo © Adriaan Peeters)
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