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0888 ~ Mompha propinquella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Aberdeenshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a handful of sites.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-18mm.

Confusion species

M. lacteella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Open woodland, waste ground and gardens.


Willowherb spp.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva makes a large blotch mine often covering the whole leaf. Pupates in an ochreous cocoon in the mine or soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th July 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by MW, 19th July 2011, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MDH, 30th May 2020, Llanfyllin