Lep:Momphidae
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40.012 Mompha miscella ([Denis & Schiffermüller],1775)
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the mine now occupies the whole of the bottom left leaf

 

Food Plant: Helianthemum spp. (Rock-rose) - Common rock-rose (H.nummularium), hoary rock-rose (H.canum), white rock-rose (H.apenninum).

Egg: on a leaf

Mine: June-July; October-April

Notes: The initial mine is a gallery, which then widens to a blotch, filling the leaf. Pupation is in a cocoon in the leaf litter. The larva has now eaten most of the tissues of the lower left leaf.

Data: 12.vi.2005, Cleeve Hill, Glos.,VC33

Image:© Robert Homan

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