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40.01 ~ 0893 ~ Mompha epilobiella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common in southern England and Wales becoming more local in the north and central Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at just a few scattered sites, an uncommon species.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-13mm.

Confusion species

M. ochraceella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Willowherb spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on the leaf. Larva lives in spun shoots and feeds within. Pupates in a whitish cocoon in the feeding place.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 29th July 2011, Cors Dyfi