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Mompha langiella

(Hübner, 1796)880 / 40.011

General comments:
Local and uncommon.

Our earliest record is from Cheshunt in 1868 recorded by W. C. Boyd in Entomologist's Monthly Magazine: 147. The caterpillars mine the leaves of Enchanter's Nightshade in June/July, occasionally doing so on various willow-herbs.

Recorded in 15 (37%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2023221TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
17/07/2023121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
12/08/2022121TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
27/07/2022120SP90 - Berkhamsted
28/06/2022120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
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Wingspan: 9-10.5mm
Flight: August-April apparently hibernating in thatch
Foodplant:   Enchanter's Nightshade, Great Willowherb, Broad-leaved Willowherb
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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