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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Enchanter's Nightshade.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded186818912012
Year last recorded186820042012
Number of records121
Number of individuals001
Unique positions121
Unique locations121
Adult records101
Immature records020

For the county, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. First recorded in 1868.


40.014 Mompha terminella 03 mine on Enchanter's Nightshade
© Andy Nunn
40.014 Mompha terminella 02 vacated mine on Circaea
© Dave Shenton
40.014 Mompha terminella 01 vacated mine on Circaea
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Most records are larval.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC63. Potteric Carr NR, mines 2003, reared 18.5.2004 (RIH). [First County record since 1891].

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