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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Willowherbs spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831859188319762013
Year last recorded20142014201320142013
Number of records7268132
Number of individuals7347153
Unique positions246582
Unique locations246582
Adult records7146132
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 101 records from 45 sites. First recorded in 1859.


40.004 Mompha propinquella 04
© Andy Nunn
40.004 Mompha propinquella 03
© Andy Nunn
40.004 Mompha propinquella 02
© Tony Moverley, 9 Aug 2013
40.004 Mompha propinquella 01
© Charles Fletcher

Species Account

Similar species: 0887 Mompha lacteella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely recorded, usually in small numbers, from vice-counties 61 to 64.

Argus 69, 2013:
VC65. Foxglove Covert, 19.7.2013 (CHF, JCW, AJW); Hutton Conyers, 10.8.2013 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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