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Cabera pusaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

A very common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on a variety of trees and shrubs, especially on Betula and Alnus. Hibernates as a pupa among plant debris or in the surface of the soil.

The adults fly in two, difficult to separate generations a year from late April till the end of September. They come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Ranst, 26 May 2003.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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