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Mompha langiella
Clouded Mompha

(Hübner, 1796)880 / 40.011

Fairly common resident in woodland, around old walls, quarries and farm buildings and on wet commons.

Cicaea lutetiana, Epilobium hirsutum, E. montanum and other small willowherb spp. with larva feeding in pale blotch in leaves in June/July. Pupates in a cocoon in the mine, elsewhere on the food plant or amongst detritus.

Adults can be variable in appearance.

Recorded in 57 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 9-10.5mm
Flight: August-April apparently (hibernating)
Foodplant:   enchanter's-nightshade, various willowherbs
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
19/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
12/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
11/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
10/08/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
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