Species Account

Select species and region:



Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 3-3.5mm.

Foodplant: Enchanter's Nightshade.

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 recorded18901890
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records1122
Number of individuals1224
Unique positions1122
Unique locations918
Adult records48
Immature records48

For the region, we have a total of 22 records from 18 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1890.


0881 Mompha terminella 03 leafmine on Circaea lutetiana
© Jenny Seawright
0881 Mompha terminella 02 leafmine on Circaea lutetiana
© Jenny Seawright
0881 Mompha terminella 01 mine (1st record on Epilobium)
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species