Momphidae
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Photo © Chris Knott,  Found indoors, Great Ellingham; 27/11/15; Female. dissected by Jon Clifton; confirmed by JC and Sjaak Koster

Similar Norfolk Species
Mompha divisella
Hourglass Mompha
Mompha jurassicella
Obscure Mompha
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Mompha bradleyi
Dusky Hourglass Mompha

(Riedl, 1965)889a / 40.007
=New Neat Mompha*

Norfolk status
Scarce.
Overlooked in the UK until the 1990s when specimens were identified in Hertfordshire.

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

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

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

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 7 (9%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Mompha jurassicella | Mompha subbistrigella >

Determination
Mompha bradleyi, Dersingham, 30-9-11(det. R. Jones, J. Clifton)
Mompha bradleyi (F), Great Ellingham, Norfolk - gen. det. J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/05/2023128TF63Snettisham
09/05/2023127TG02Hindolveston
01/11/2022127TG13Hempstead
05/05/2022127TG02Hindolveston
09/09/2021127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
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Wingspan: 9-11mm
Flight: July - Sept (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Great Willowherb
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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