Lep: Momphidae
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40.014 Mompha terminella (Humphreys & Westwood, 1845)
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the head of the larva is pale brown


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 (as shown), sometimes having moved to a different leaf.

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

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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