Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Great Willowherb.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831883198320032003
Year last recorded20142013201220142014
Number of records1401339348
Number of individuals135155111013
Unique positions28411143
Unique locations28411143
Adult records1401139348
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 234 records from 60 sites. First recorded in 1883.


40.002 Mompha ochraceella 03
© Terry Box, 13 Jul 2013
40.002 Mompha ochraceella 02
© Damian Money
40.002 Mompha ochraceella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 18 Jun 2003

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed throughout vice-counties 61 to 64 but seldom in numbers except in the southern part of VC63.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 16.7.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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