The Moths of Suffolk
887 Mompha lacteella, (Stephens, 1834)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland and waste ground

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum), mining the leaves

Records : Santon Downham (B Palmer, during 1987 to 1989), Thornham (P Kitchener,

Morley's Final Catalogue : Unobserved with us since before 1890, when the Hon. Beatrice de Grey found it at Leiston, till taken by Dr. Whittingham at Raydon Wood in 1933.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-13mm


Confusion species
    AdultMompha propinquella

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