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Scythris scopolella (Linnaeus, 1767)

In Belgium only known from 4 provinces, though the species is certainly present in more areas.

The larva lives on Tortula muralis, Helianthemum, Hypericum, Sedum and on mosses growing on walls.

The adults fly from late May till the end of June. They are active during daytime and can be observed in flowerheads.

Belgium, Luxembourg, Latour, 19 June 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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