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Mompha bradleyi

(Riedl, 1965)889a / 40.007

Uncommon resident of marshy commons, ditches and wet woodland edges.

Epilobium hirsutum with larva feeding in a flowering shoot in July/August, causing a small, spindle-shaped gall to develop.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 22 (16%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 9-11mm
Flight: July - Sept (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Great Willowherb
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/10/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSJ32 -
02/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
11/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ23 -
05/09/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSJ22 -
03/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ22 -
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