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40.001 ~ 0885 ~ Mompha conturbatella
UK Status

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

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded at a single site at LLanfyllin 2008.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-12.5mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Rosebay & broad-leaved willowherb.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on the leaf. Larva tightly spins upper leaves together and feeds within. Pupates in a greyish spindle shaped cocoon amongst detritus on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 11th July 2008, Llanfyllin