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40.012 ~ 0884 ~ Mompha miscella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common in areas of limestone in England and Wales, also found locally in Scotland on acid soils.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded in two sites in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-9mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Chalk and limestone downland.


Rock-rose spp.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva first mines a gallery that forms into a blotch, often covering the whole leaf. Pupates in a cocoon spun in leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos