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Mompha subbistrigella
Garden Mompha
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Mompha sturnipennella
Kentish Mompha

(Treitschke, 1833)891 / 40.009

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: The species is found in Suffolk but is not common.

Life Style: A double brooded species with the second generation hibernating. It can be found from July through to May. The larvae feed on Chamaenerion angistifolium. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: The moth is the larger of two dark grey Mompha species marked with white and black. The white marks are two fasciae, one at one third the other at two thirds. These are commonly interrupted centrally. There are white marks around the wing tip. There are darker streaks along the centre of the wing.
The larvae cause galls where they feed high inside a stem. They also feed inside seed pods. More Info

Recorded in 9 (16%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/12/2020125TM14 - Ipswich
25/10/2020126TL83 - Worhouse Green
11/08/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
07/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
04/08/2020225TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 9-13mm
Flight: Two Generations. July - Aug. Sep - May
Foodplant:   Rosebay Willowherb,
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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