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882 Mompha locupletella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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Using datasets:
Buglife (Scotland) Invertebrate records : Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust
BRERC April 2013: Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
RHS monitoring of native and naturalised plants and animals at its gardens and surrounding areas: Royal Horticultural Society
NRW Regional Data: North Wales: Cofnod (North Wales Environmental Information Service)
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by species group: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre. Lepidoptera Observation Records. Pre-2010 for Cumbria : Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
NE Scotland butterfly and moth records 1800-2010: North East Scotland Biological Records Centre
NTS Properties Species Records 1800-2013: National Trust for Scotland
Patrick Roper's Notebooks: Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre
Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID): Natural Resources Wales
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Micro-moths distribution for Dumfries and Galloway: Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Centre
SER Species-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record
Species Recorded in Somerset: Somerset Environmental Records Centre
Lepidoptera species distribution dataset from 1981 to 2008 for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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882 Mompha locupletella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan c.10 mm.

A very attractive species, with its combination of bright orange, white and silvery-grey patches, which is distributed widely throughout much of the British Isles, common in places.

The larvae mine the leaves of various species of willowherb (Epilobium), during April and May, then again in July and August. The mine is a whitish blotch with scattered blackish frass.

The two generations of adult moths are on the wing from May to July and again in August and September.

See also:
Leafmine (British Leaf Mining Fauna)

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