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40.004 ~ 0888 ~ Mompha propinquella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Aberdeenshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a handful of sites.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-18mm.

Confusion species

M. lacteella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Open woodland, waste ground and gardens.


Willowherb spp.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva makes a large blotch mine often covering the whole leaf. Pupates in an ochreous cocoon in the mine or soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th July 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by MW, 19th July 2011, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MDH, 30th May 2020, Llanfyllin