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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Recorded throughout the year, hibernates.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Willowherbs spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19491883188318842002
Year last recorded20142014201420052010
Number of records76455436
Number of individuals207596029
Unique positions22101832
Unique locations24111832
Adult records76445236
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 184 records from 58 sites. First recorded in 1883.


40.010 Mompha epilobiella 05 larva on great willowherb
© Andy Nunn
40.010 Mompha epilobiella 03
© Andy Nunn
40.010 Mompha epilobiella 04 reared ex larva on Epilobium
© Dave Shenton
40.010 Mompha epilobiella 02 larva on Epilobium
© Dave Shenton
40.010 Mompha epilobiella 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64, thinly except for the southern part of VC63 where it is quite widespread and fairly common.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 16.5.2002 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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