The Moths of Suffolk
889a Mompha bradleyi, Riedl, 1965

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain, only recently recorded (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Marshes, damp fields, roaside ditches, gardens

Distribution and abundance : Rare, currently known from only one location in the county, but may well have been over-looked

Larval foodplants : Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum), feeding internally in stem and causing a gall

Comments : Discovered in this country in 1982 but dissection of museum specimens shows that the species has long been resident in the country

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMompha divisella
Mompha jurassicella

Compare confusion species
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(Female) Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (26.x.2010) © Paul Kitchener

Life history chart
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imago imago imago imago larvaimago larva pupaimago pupaimago pupaimago imago imago imago

Further Photographs

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(Female) Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (26.x.2010) © Paul Kitchener