The Moths of Suffolk
888 Mompha propinquella, (Stainton, 1851)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Open woodland, waste ground and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to mid-September

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

Morley's Final Catalogue : Hemley in 1932 (Whit.); single example flew in to Monks Soham light during October 1933 (Mly); Timworth (Nurse).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-12.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMompha lacteella

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (29.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (3.viii.2017) © Paul Kitchener