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40.013 ~ 0882 ~ Mompha locupletella ~ Red Mompha
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally fairly common throughout the British Isles as far north as Easter Ross.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found in a few scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-12mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Mainly in damp places.


Willowherb spp.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva first mines a narrow gallery soon becoming an elongate blotch. Pupates in a whitish cocoon on adjacent vegetation or in leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 4th Sept 2006, Commins Coch