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Euclidia glyphica (Linnaeus, 1758)

A not so common and local species in Belgium.

The larva lives on various herbaceous plants including Trifolium, Medicago and Lotus. Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon among plant debris.

The adults fly in two generations a year; from mid April towards mid August. They are active during daytime.


Belgium, Namur, Saint-Servais, 20 May 2010.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)

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