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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 4-4.5mm.

Foodplant: Enchanter's Nightshade and Great Hairy Willowherb.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded18891889
Year last recorded20012001
Number of records714
Number of individuals24
Unique positions612
Unique locations612
Adult records12
Immature records24

For the region, we have a total of 14 records from 12 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


0880 Mompha langiella 03 ex mine Circaea lutetiana
© Jenny Seawright
0880 Mompha langiella 02 leafmine on Circaea lutetiana
© Jenny Seawright
0880 Mompha langiella 01 leafmine on Circaea lutetiana
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
Some records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk.

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