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40.013 Mompha locupletella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
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the egg is laid on the midrib

Food Plant: Epilobium alsinifolium (Chickweed Willowherb), Epilobium montanum (Broad-leaved Willowherb), Epilobium palustre (Marsh Willowherb), Epilobium lanceolatum (Spear-leaved Willowherb)

Egg: The egg is laid on the midrib (see photo - centre)

Mine: September - May, July

Pupa: In a white cocoon, which is attached to vegetation or leaf litter

Notes: Blotches are made in the leaves, usually low on the plant

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 882

Data: 27.vii.2003, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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