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Mompha epilobiella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

(Common Cosmet)
40.0100 (B&F: 893)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
  »Family: Momphidae
   »Subfamily: Gelechiinae
    »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Synonym(s):

Mompha fulvescens (Haworth, 1828)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident species, generally occurring singly at mv light, occasionally sparingly, chiefly in the south of both vice-counties. Single- brooded, flying mainly from mid-July to mid-September, and then again after hibernation to mid-June. Larvae feed on great willowherb. (Pratt, 2011).

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Henfield, 28 vii 2017 Photo: Charles Waters

Mompha epilobiella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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