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Deltote bankiana (Fabricius, 1775)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on different species of Gramineae, especially on Molinia caerulea and Poa pratensis. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon low down in the grass vegetation.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from early May till late July. Sometimes a partial second generation occurs till late September. They are active during the day and later come to light.


Belgium, Hainaut, Labuissière, 01 June 2008.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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