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Prays ruficeps (Heinemann, 1854)

Recorded from nearly all provinces in Belgium, but never common.

The larva when young makes a mine in the leaf of Fraxinus excelsior. It hibernates in the bark just below a bud, and in spring it continues feeding within a shoot or in a lightly spun shoot.

The adults fly in two generations a year; onwards from mid April till early October. They come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Schoten, 04 September 2006.
(Photo © Adriaan Peeters)
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