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Mompha jurassicella
Obscure Mompha (Frey, 1881)
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  17/04/2018 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

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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
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.
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Latest 10 Records
11/04/2024128TF92Great Ryburgh
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