Mompha langiella

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Mompha langiella
Mompha langiella-Salzburg, Flachgau, Kasern-E-MK-16923a.jpg
Scientific classification
M. langiella
Binomial name
Mompha langiella
(Hübner, 1796)
  • Tinea langiella Hübner, 1796
  • Alucita epilobiella Romer, 1794
  • Mompha fulicella Herrich-Schaffer, 1854
  • Elachista niveipunctella Stainton, 1849
  • Adela unipunctella Duponchel, in Godart, 1839
  • Psacaphora quadrilobella Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]

Mompha langiella is a moth of the Momphidae family. It is found in most of Europe, except parts of the Balkan Peninsula and the Mediterranean islands.

A mined leaf of Circaea lutetiana

The wingspan is 10–11 millimetres (0.39–0.43 in). Adults are on wing from April to September.[2] The larvae feed on Circaea × intermedia, Circaea lutetiana, Chamerion angustifolium, Epilobium collinum, Epilobium hirsutum, Epilobium montanum and Epilobium parviflorum. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine starts as a full depth corridor. The frass is black and deposited in an irregular central line. Later, the mine has the form of a blotch with frass in irregular clouds. The blotch may be a continuation of the corridor, but may be found on a different leaf. There are often several mines in a single leaf. The mines are white at first but turn brown later. Pupation takes place outside of the mine.[3]


  1. ^ "Mompha (Anybia) langiella (Hübner, 1796)". 2.6.1. Fauna Europaea. May 24, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Mompha langiella (Hübner, 1796)". Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "Mompha langiella (Hübner, 1796)". Retrieved March 25, 2011.

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