882 Red Cosmet Mompha locupletella ABH 40.013

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Family Momphidae

Wingspan c.10 mm.

Flight Period The two generations of adult moths are on the wing from May to July and again in August and September.

Description

The larvae mine the leaves of various species of willowherb (Epilobium), during April and May, then again in July and August. The mine is a whitish blotch with scattered blackish frass.

Habitat Damp Situations

 

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