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Mompha epilobiella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

A rather common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives in a spun shoot of Epilobium hirsutum. It pupates in the spun shoot, or in a folded leaf nearby.

The adults fly from late July till May of the next year. They hibernate in thatch.


Belgium, Namur, Sauvenière, 05 June 2007.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)


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