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Mompha jurassicella
Obscure Mompha (Frey, 1881)
Momphidae
890 / 40.006
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  05/11/2016 - Upwell (Gen. Det. Female)

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Hourglass Mompha
Mompha divisella
Dusky Hourglass Mompha
Mompha bradleyi
Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: September to April.
Foodplant:   Great Willowherb
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Status
Scarce.
Found in dry areas, waste ground and dry ditches.

One of three species, Mompha divisella, M. jurassicella, M. bradleyi that are superficially similar and require genitalia dissection.

Old records from Merton, Norfolk, where a series was taken in Sept. 1894. All the specimens were in the Walsingham Collection, where they were found by J. D. Bradley in 1951. (Ent. Rec. 1951; Ent. Gaz. 1951)

New VC27 record in 2012 when a specimen was found inside a wooden shed at How Hill NNR (P. Heath. 16/03/2012. det. J. Clifton)
First modern-day VC28 record at Dersingham in 2014 (R. Jones 30/03/14)

[MBGBI vol4.1 p249]

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
11/04/2024128TF92Great Ryburgh
07/12/2023127TG02Hindolveston
05/12/2023127TG02Hindolveston
28/05/2023127TG02Hindolveston
11/05/2023127TG02Hindolveston
30/03/2023227TG32Catfield
11/01/2023127TG02Hindolveston
01/01/2023127TG11Costessey
16/10/2022127TG02Hindolveston
05/04/2022127TG02Hindolveston
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