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Scopula rubiginata (Hufnagel, 1767)


A rare and local species in Belgium.

The larva lives on different species of herbaceous plants, like Taraxacum, Polygonum and Trifolium. Hibernates as part-grown larva in the sward and pupates in a loose cocoon amongst plant debris.

The adults fly in two generations a year; from late May towards late August. Easily flushed by day. They are active from dusk onwards and later come to light.


France, Ardèche, Cévennes, 21 June 2007.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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