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Thymelicus sylvestris (Poda, 1761)

A common species throughout Belgium. 

The larva lives on several species of Gramineae like Holcus lanatus, Alopecurus pratensis, Calamagrostis, Elytrigia repens and Molinia caerulea.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from end of June till mid August.


France, Ardèche, Cévennes, 21 June 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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