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40.012 Mompha miscella ([Denis & Schiffermüller],1775)
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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 just vacated the mine prior to pupation. It can reach the substrate upon a silk thread which it produces.

Data: 21.vii.2017, Cranwich, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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