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Catoptria margaritella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rather local species throughout Belgium. It can be locally common in boggy and heathland habitats.

The larva  is not described yet, as also the earlier stages of development.

The adults fly from the second half of June till mid August. Most abundant in the first half of July. They are easely disturbed during the day and are active at night. Later they come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Ranst, 28 June 2005.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
© Flemish Entomological Society