Mompha lacteella
Mompha lacteella
Adult • Hunthouse Wood, Worcestershire • © Patrick Clement

40.003 BF887

Mompha lacteella

(Stephens, 1834)

Wingspan 11 mm.

Rather similar in appearance to M. propinquella, but with the white areas slightly buffier, and darker towards the wingtip. A more confident identification can be made by reference to the genitalia.

The larvae feed mainly on broad-leaved willowherb (Epilobium montanum), mining the leaves.

Distributed locally in England and Scotland, the moths are at large between May and July.
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