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Mompha bradleyi
New Neat Mompha (Riedl, 1965)
Momphidae
889a / 40.007
Photo © Chris Knott,  Found indoors, Great Ellingham; 27/11/15; Female. dissected by Jon Clifton; confirmed by JC and Sjaak Koster

Similar Norfolk Species
Neat Mompha
Mompha divisella
Scarce Mompha
Mompha jurassicella
Wingspan: 9-11mm
Flight: July - Sept (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Great Willowherb
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Overlooked in the UK until the 1990's when specimens were identified in Hertfordshire.
May well have been over-looked in Norfolk.

Adults emerge between July and September, after which they hibernate for the winter, appearing again in the spring.

Dissection required to confirm any specimens.

First Norfolk record at Dersingham in 2011 (R. Jones, 30.09.2011)
New for VC27 at Shoresham in 2018 (A. Musgrove, 20/04/18)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2019127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
24/11/2018127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
20/04/2018+27TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
27/11/2015128TM09 - Attleborough
30/09/2011128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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