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Mompha divisella
Hourglass Mompha Herrich-Schäffer, 1854
Momphidae
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Obscure Mompha
Mompha jurassicella
Dusky Hourglass Mompha
Mompha bradleyi
Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: Aug - May (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Various willowherbs.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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 Required

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

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
1889+27TM28Denton
1874+28TL99Merton
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