Lep: Momphidae
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40.014 Mompha terminella (Humphreys & Westwood, 1845) 
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the intial gallery is in the form of circles or semicircles around the palce where the egg has been laid

Food Plant: Circaea lutetiana (Enchanter's Nightshade)

Egg: Upper side of leaf

Mine: August-September

Pupa: In a cocoon, on a leaf or in leaf-litter.

Notes: Early mines are spiral galleries; later forms pale blotches, sometimes having moved to a different leaf.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 881

Data: 22.ix.2005, Emer Bog, Hants, VC11, Ian Thirlwell & John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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