Mompha propinquella

Family: Momphidae

888     *     Mompha propinquella

Wingspan: 12mm

Flight time: June-August
Habitat: Open woods, gardens and waste ground

Foodplant: Willowherbs (Epilobium); E. hirsutum and E. montanum.
Mine: Early spring.
A large, full depth blotch is created in the lower leaves containing abundant, coarse-grained frass.

Mompha propinquella

Mompha propinquella
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2011

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