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Anarta myrtilli (Linnaeus, 1761)

A rare species throughout Belgium in suitable habitats.

The larva lives mainly on Calluna vulgaris and Erica tetralix. Hibernates as a larva or as a puppa in a tough cocoon on or underground. 

The adults fly in two, sometimes three, hard to define generations a year from mid April towards October. They are active during sunny days and later come to light.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Malle, 17 July 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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