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40.015 ~ 0883 ~ Mompha raschkiella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-11mm.

Confusion species

None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine+)

Habitat

Wherever foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Rosebay willowherb.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva first mines a narrow gallery, red in colour often following the midrib which broadens into a blotch. Pupates in a greyish-white cocoon amongst detritus on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 11th June 2010, Pont Llogel

Photo by MW, 11th June 2011, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MW, 19th July 2011, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MW, 19th July 2011, Cors Dyfi

Photo by DB, 14th Sept 2011, Middletown