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Mompha locupletella [(Denis &Schiffermüller], 1775)

A local and rather rare species in Belgium, known from four provinces only.

The larva mines the leaves of various species of Epilobium . The egg is laid on the midrib and blotches are made in the leaves, usually low on the plant. Pupation in a white cocoon, which is attached to vegetation or leaf litter.

The adults fly in two generations a year from May, June till August, September. They come to light.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 08 September 2005.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
© Flemish Entomological Society