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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Rosebay Willowherb.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19521986189019762002
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records58191324331
Number of individuals54112375332
Unique positions301686308
Unique locations291588316
Adult records4711563128
Immature records11872123

For the county, we have a total of 283 records from 169 sites. First recorded in 1890.


40.015 Mompha raschkiella 06 tenanted leaf mine
© Dave Shenton
40.015 Mompha raschkiella 05
© Andy Nunn
40.015 Mompha raschkiella 04 mine on Rosebay Willowherb
© Derek Parkinson
40.015 Mompha raschkiella 03
© Derek Parkinson
40.015 Mompha raschkiella 02
© Ian Marshall, 8 Aug 2010
40.015 Mompha raschkiella 01
© Terry Box, 20 May 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Unrecorded in Yorkshire until the last decade of the nineteenth century since when it has become widespread and common throughout vice-counties 61 to 64.

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