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40.013 Mompha locupletella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
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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

Mine: September - May, July

Pupa: In a white cocoon, which is attached to vegetation or leaf litter (shown above)

Notes: Blotches are made in the leaves, usually low on the plant. Mine shown on E.montanum

Data: 22.vii.2008, Rixton, Warrington, S.Lancs, VC59

Image:© Ben Smart

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