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Macaria brunneata (Thunberg, 1784)

A rare species throughout Belgium, but can be locally fairly common, especially in the Kempen region.

The larva lives on Vaccinium, Salix and Populus tremula. Hibernates usually as an egg and possibly sometimes as a pupa. Pupates just beneath the ground.

The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from late May towards late June. The males fly over the food plant by day just before noon until late afternoon and later come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Schoten, 04 June 2007.
(Photo © Adriaan Peeters)
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