The Moths of Suffolk
891 Mompha sturnipennella, (Treitschke, 1833)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Dry areas - waste ground, heathland and urban areas

Flight Period : Double-brooded; July to August and September to May, the second brood hibernating over the winter

Larval foodplants : Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium), in the stems causing a gall or swelling

Records : Lakenheath (R Parker, G Boyd and D Young, 15.vii.1995), Ipswich (N Sherman, 2002-2005), Barnhamcross Common (A Musgrove, 1.iv.2003), Martlesham Heath (S Goddard, 14.vii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMompha subbistrigella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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