Mompha terminella – new to Suffolk

John Chainey and Jenny Spence were in Suffolk last weekend and found mines of Mompha terminella on Enchanter’s Nightshade at Freston Wood. This is a new species to Suffolk.

The plant prefers damp shady woods and this would fit with the conditions of Freston Wood. According to Sandford’s Flora Enchanter’s Nightshade is widespread and common in Suffolk so it could well be found elsewhere if looked for.

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3 Responses to Mompha terminella – new to Suffolk

  1. paulb says:

    Congratulations to John & Jenny. A quick web search pulled up a picture of Enchanter’s Nightshade from Wolves Wood. Time for a lunch-break visit me thinks in the not too distant future.

  2. Neil says:

    I’ve checked Brookhill wood not too far from were I live and that was negative. Bit hard to find the plant, had been severely battered by the recent rain, so may not be so easy to check for the mines of this moth now.


  3. Matthew Deans says:

    Well done to you both! Good to see another addition made to the County list.

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