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Lathronympha strigana (Fabricius, 1775)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva feeds on several species of Hypericum, especially on H. perforatum, or on Lotus corniculatus. They make a spinning in the terminal shoot. Only in favourable years, a second generation feeds on the flowers and seeds.

The adults of the first generation have been observed from the end of May till the end of July, and those of the second generation from mid August till the beginning of September. They are active at sunrise and in the evening and occasionally come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Schoten, 07 August 2005.
(Photo © Adriaan Peeters)
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