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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Jul. Overwinters and recorded all months.

Forewing: 4-6mm.

Foodplant: Broad-leaved Willowherb.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19921941198220032002
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records1055921414813
Number of individuals1098232528715
Unique positions271536184
Unique locations261537174
Adult records1055921314413
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 539 records from 99 sites. First recorded in 1941.


40.008 Mompha subbistrigella 02
© Andy Nunn
40.008 Mompha subbistrigella 01
© Charlie Streets, 9 Jun 2007

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Beverley, 16.4.1992 det. HEB (GBS); South Cave, 6.6.1994 det. HEB (DBC); Cottingham, 22.5.1995 det. HEB (PAC); Rudston, 26.5.1995; Bridlington, 28.4.1997 to 8.6.1997 det. HEB (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Sharow, 7.5.2003, 30.10.2003 (JCW); Baildon, 16.5.2003, 11.1 & 16.5.2003 (DP); Tadcaster, 14.5.2004 (DB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Nosterfield NR, 30.4.2002 det. HEB (SW); High Batts NR., 4.9.2003, 6.5.2004 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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