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Mompha sturnipennella
Kentish Mompha
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Mompha subbistrigella
Garden Mompha

(Haworth, 1828)892 / 40.008

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very local with us on rosebay. Leiston before 1890 (Grey). Rediscovered in Raydon Wood in 1932 (Mly, D), where it subsequently occurred freely in mid-May (Whit., Wir, &c.). Monks Soham window on only 22 March 1936.

Recent Status: The commoner of the two grey Mompha species.

Life Style: A single brooded species that hibernates and can be found throughout the year. The larvae feed inside the seed pods of Epilobium montanum and also < i>E. tetragonum. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground..

Identification: The smaller of the two grey Mompha species marked with white and black. This species lacks the white marks around the wing tip and the black dashes along the wing are less pronounced than in M. sturnipennella. More Info

Recorded in 30 (52%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/2022126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
23/05/2022125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
17/05/2022125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
16/05/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/05/2022125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 7-11.5mm
Flight: All year. (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Various willowherbs.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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