The Moths of Suffolk
883 Mompha raschkiella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common, especially in coastal area and Brecks

Habitats : Waste ground, woodland clearings, heathland and roadside verges

Flight Period : Double-brooded; recorded from May to October

Larval foodplants : Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken at Bentley during 1933 -5, and bred thence (Whittingham).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-11mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval mine on Rosebay Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium - Bentley, Suffolk (7.ix.2002) © A Prichard