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Mompha jurassicella
Obscure Mompha
Mompha bradleyi
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Mompha divisella
Hourglass Mompha

Herrich-Schäffer, 1854889 / 40.005
=Neat Mompha*

Norfolk status
Rare.
Wet woodland, waste ground, open areas and shady situations.
Adults hibernating over winter until the following spring.
Larvae feed on willhowerbs causing a distinctive gall.

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

VC28 records [MBGBI vol4.1 p246]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1889.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
1889+27TM28Denton
1874+28TL99Merton
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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: Aug - May (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Various willowherbs.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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