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Mompha sturnipennella
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Mompha subbistrigella
Garden Mompha

(Haworth, 1828)892 / 40.008

Common resident.

Small Epilobium spp. with larva feeding in a seedpod in July/August causing it to become shortened and distorted. Adults are often found indoors during winter.

Recorded in 68 (49%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1875.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 7-11.5mm
Flight: All year. (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Various willowherbs.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
21/12/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
02/11/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
22/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
22/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
15/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
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