The Moths of Suffolk
889 Mompha divisella, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Wet woodland, waste ground, open areas and shady situations

Flight Period : Single-brooded; August to May, hibernating over the winter

Larval foodplants : Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum), Marsh Willowherb (Epilobium palustre), Spear-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium lanceolatum), Hoary Willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum) or Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum), in the stem

Morley's Final Catalogue : Leiston before 1890, larvae in stem-swellings of Epilobium palustre (Grey); at Monks Soham light and on windows in March 1921-36 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


Life history chart
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