Irish moths

Mompha locupletella

Family: Momphidae

882     *     Mompha locupletella

Wingspan: c.10mm

Flight time: Two generations; May-July and August-September

Mine: April-May and July-August. Whitish blotch with scattered frass, often in lower leaves. Pupates in white cocoon.
Larval food plant: Willowherbs (Epilobium ssp.) including Broad-leaved Willowherb and Marsh Willowherb

Mompha locupletella

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2010

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