0891 (ABH40.009) Mompha sturnipennella, (Treitschke, 1833)



General Information

This species has distinct white costal streaks and is larger than the similar M. subbistrigella.


First generation larvae form a gall within the stem. The second generation feed either in a seed pod, or in a gall.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 9-13mm
Foodplant(s): Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium)
Flying: Two generations, July-August and September-May
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Waste ground, heathland and urban areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

Similar Species
Confirmed by dissection, Great Staughton
Confirmed by dissection, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell

Nationally Scarce B