The Moths of Suffolk
884 Mompha miscella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Chalk and limestone grassland, in Scotland on acid soils

Flight Period : Double-brooded; overlapping flight periods from end of April to early October

Larval foodplants : Common Rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium), Hoary Rock-rose (Helianthemum canum) or White Rock-rose (Helianthemum apennimum)

Records : Framlingham (G and J Burton, 17.v.1939)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Aston's Additions : Mr. Geoffrey Burton took two at Apsey Green, Framlingham, on 17.v.1939 (Trans. S.N.S.. Vol. pt. III, p. 207).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Walton Common, Somerset (24.viii.2007) © Stuart Read

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