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Aspitates ochrearia (Rossi, 1794)

This very rare species is restricted to the coastal part of Belgium.

The larva lives mainly on Plantago coronopus, but also on other low plants. The larva hibernates on the food plant or on other plants growing in the grassland vegetation.

The adults fly in one, sometimes two generations a year; from end of April onwards till end of August. Easily disturbed during the day from out of vegetation. On warm days, they fly during daytime. They are attracted to light in small numbers.


Belgium, West-Vlaanderen, Koksijde, 11 May 2008.
male (Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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