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Mompha subbistrigella
Garden Mompha
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Mompha sturnipennella
Kentish Mompha

(Treitschke, 1833)891 / 40.009

Uncommon local resident.

Chamerion angustifolium with larva feeding in a flowering shoot in May/June and July/August causing the formation of a gall. The secon generation also feeds in the seedpods.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 19 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1982.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 9-13mm
Flight: Two generations, July / August and September - May
Foodplant:   Rosebay Willowherb,
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
30/11/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO79
29/10/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO79
23/10/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO79
14/10/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO79
08/10/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO79
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