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Aethalura punctulata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on Betula, but it has also been recorded on Alnus glutinosa. Hibernates as a pupa underground.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from mid April till late June. They come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Viersel, 27 April 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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