Lep:Momphidae
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884 Mompha miscella (Denis & Schiffermüller,1775)
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larvae

 

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 (shown above) is reddish brown with a brown head and prothoracic plate.

Data: 03.viii.2008, Warton Crag, Lancs, VC60

Image:© Ben Smart

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