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Carcina quercana (Fabricius, 1775)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives beneath a white silken web on the underside of a leaf of Quercus, Fagus, Malus, Castanea, Acer pseudoplatanus, etc. Pupation on the underside of a leaf, under a silk web.

The adults have been observed from the beginning of July till late October. They come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Viersel, 09 August 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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