Lepidoptera: Momphidae

880 Mompha langiella (Hübner, 1796)

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

Mine: June - July

Pupa: Occasionally in a mined leaf or in a cocoon between the leaves or on the leaves (illustrated)

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.

© Rob Edmunds

Data: 11.vi.2004, Fleet, Hants, VC12