Momphidae

0888 (ABH40.004) Mompha propinquella, (Stainton, 1851)

KR02886

East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher
East Chevington, Northumberland 01-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

This moth is similar to M. lacteella, but can be distinguished by the white head and thorax.


Wingspan: 11-12.5mm
Foodplant(s): Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum), Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum)
Flying: One generation, June-September

Habitat

Open woodland, waste ground and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 15 (5.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 April to 05 September

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