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Mompha langiella (Hübner, 1796)

An uncommon to rare species in Belgium.

The larva mines the leaves of Circaea lutetiana and different species of Epilobium, also found on Chamerion angustifolium. It pupates in a whitish cocoon attached to a leaf or to leaf litter on the ground, occasionally inside the mine.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from July till late May and overwintering in thatch, houses, hollows and other shelters.

Belgium, Liège, Liège, 04 July 2009.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)
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