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Scotopteryx luridata (Hufnagel, 1767)

A rare and local species in Belgium, only known from the Kempen and the southern part of the country.

The larva lives on Cytisus. Hibernates as a larva and pupates in a cocoon in plant debris.

The adults fly usually in one generation, sometimes a second one from late May towards mid August. Frequently disturbed from the food plant and other low vegetation by day. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.


Belgium, Luxembourg, Nassogne, 10 June 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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