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Mompha propinquella (Stainton, 1851)

A rather rare species in Belgium.

The larva makes a mine in a leaf of Epilobium hirsutum, E. montanum, E. palustre or E. tetragonum. It hibernates and pupates in spring in the blotch-mine.

The adults fly from June till mid August.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Kapellen, 09 August 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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