The Moths of Suffolk
892 Mompha subbistrigella, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Damp areas - pond and stream banks, woodland clearings, waste ground and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; predominantly in the late spring and early summer, but can occur all year round

Larval foodplants : Broad-leaved Willowherb (Epilobium montanum), Marsh Willowherb (Epilobium palustre), Hoary Willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum) or Square-stalked Willowherb (Epilobium tatragonum), on the unripe seeds

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very local with us on rosebay. Leiston before 1890 (Grey). Rediscovered in Raydon Wood in 1932 (Mly, D), where it subsequently occurred freely in mid-May (Whit., Wlr, &c.). Monks Soham window on only 22 March 1936.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-11.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMompha sturnipennella

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Eye, Suffolk (24.v.2007) © Paul Kitchener

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