Momphidae
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Photo © Jim Wheeler,  05/11/2016 - Upwell (Gen. Det. Female)

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

(Frey, 1881)890 / 40.006
=Scarce Mompha*

Norfolk status
Scarce.
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 (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Mompha divisella | Mompha bradleyi >

Determination
Mompha jurassicella (male) Gen. Det. J. Wheeler - Keith Kerr - 15.ii.2017 Litcham.
Mompha jurassicella, How Hill NNR, Norfolk, Slide 1539 (16-03-2012 - P Heath)
Mompha jurassicella - Upwell 05-11-2016 (Female) Gen. Det. J. Wheeler
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
11/04/2024128TF92Great Ryburgh
07/12/2023127TG02Hindolveston
05/12/2023127TG02Hindolveston
28/05/2023127TG02Hindolveston
11/05/2023127TG02Hindolveston
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Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: September to April.
Foodplant:   Great Willowherb
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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