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40.008 ~ 0892 ~ Mompha subbistrigella
UK Status

Resident. Common in southern England and Wales becoming scarce in the north and very rare in central Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at three widely separated sites in the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-11.5mm.

Confusion species

M. sturnipennella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Willowherb spp.

Lifestage data

Seed miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva enters an unripe seed pod and feeds within. Pupates in a sticky whitish cocoon amongst detritus on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th Dec 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 18th Dec 2009, Llanfyllin