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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Great Willowherb.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded201320002013
Year last recorded201320142013
Number of records1222
Number of individuals0482
Unique positions1131
Unique locations1131
Adult records0130
Immature records192

For the county, we have a total of 25 records from 15 sites. First recorded in 2000.


40.006 Mompha jurassicella 05 gen. det.
© Aidan Smith
40.006 Mompha jurassicella 04 gen. det.
© Aidan Smith
40.006 Mompha jurassicella 03 gen. det.
© Andy Nunn
40.006 Mompha jurassicella 02
© Dave Williamson (gen. det. H.E. Beaumont)
40.006 Mompha jurassicella 01
© Dave Williamson (gen. det. H.E. Beaumont)

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Potteric Carr, 8.10.2000. NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 69, 2013:
Previous records were confined to VC63.
VC61. Boothferry, larvae in stems of Epilobium hirsutum 14.9.2013 (SRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Carlton, Selby, pupa in stem of Epilobium hirsutum 8.10.2013 (SRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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