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Arctornis l-nigrum (O. F. Müller, 1764)

In Belgium only known from the southern provinces where it is rare. In 2005 discovered in the province of Brabant.

The larva lives on a wide variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, like Fagus, Salix, Populus and Betula. Hibernates as  a small larva and pupates in a cocoon between leaves of the food plant.

The adults fly mainly during June and July. They come to light


France, Meuse, Montfaucon, 25 June 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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