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40.005 ~ 0889 ~ Mompha divisella
UK Status

Locally widespread, mainly in southern England.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Guilsfield in the north-east of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F 10-13mm

Confusion species

Mompha bradleyi.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Damp woodland and waste ground.

Foodplant

Willowherb sp.

Lifestage data

Stem miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva mines stem causing a gall to form at a node. Pupates within the gall.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by AH/IH, 19th Oct 2020, Guilsfield
Confirmed by gen. det. (ANG)