Mompha epilobiella: Distribution map

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40.010 BF893
Mompha epilobiella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 10-13 mm.

This member of the Momphid family is often common wherever its foodplant occurs, particularly in England and Wales.

The adult hibernates and can be found throughout the year, most commonly in July and August, often being attracted to light.

Like many of its relatives the larvae feed on various willowherbs, forming spinnings amongst its shoots.
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