Lep: Momphidae
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40.011 Mompha langiella (Hübner, 1796)
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the larva is plae green

 

Food Plant: Circaea lutetiana (Enchanter's Nightshade), Epilobium hirsutum (Great Willowherb), Epilobium montanum (Broad-leaved willowherb).

Pupa: Occasionally in a mined leaf or in a cocoon between the leaves or on the leaves.

Mine: June - July

Notes: A narrow contorted gallery leading to a whitish blotch with scattered frass centrally. The early gallery can merge with the blotch and there are often several to a leaf. The larva (illustrated) is light yellow, with darker thoracic legs. Mine shown is on Circaea lutetiana (Enchanter's Nightshade).

Data: 12.ix2006, Stansted Forest, West Sussex, VC13, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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