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Pammene aurana (Fabricius, 1775)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva spins two or more seeds of Heracleum sphondylium together and lives within. It hibernates full-fed from October in a cocoon spin in the soil and pupates in spring in that cocoon.

The adults fly in June and July. They are active in sunshine and later occasionally come to light.


Belgium, Namur, Villers-sur-Lesse, 20 May 2007.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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