Main: (Momphidae / Momphinae)
40.003 [B&F: 0887] Mompha lacteella (Stephens, 1834)


Nationally scarce (Nb) and confined to woodland and waste ground in parts of England and Scotland. Infrequently recorded in Hampshire, with scattered records across both vice-counties. In the Isle of Wight, reported for the first time in 2016 with two further sightings to 2018, in Shanklin and Parkhurst Forest. Wingspan 9-13 mm. The main confusion species is M. propinquella from which it is distinguished by the beige colour of the head, thorax and basal blotch on the forewing and the dark brownish grey apical area of the forewing (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva mines leaves of Broad-leaved Willowherb, over-wintering as a small larva.

Update: Status review, December 2019.

Flightime guide

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Shanklin Upper Chine (SZ58)08-Jun-2016oneOutlaw, IAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)01-Jun-2017twoOutlaw, IAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)01-Sep-2018oneOutlaw, IAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Farley Mount (SU42)04-Aug-1946twoFassnidge, WAdult
Farley Mount (SU42)05-Aug-1946fourFassnidge, WAdult
Upham (SU52)1975oneFfennell, DWHAdult
Winchester (SU43)02-Jul-1985-Sterling, DHAdult
Winchester (SU43)29-Jun-1987-Sterling, DHAdult
Winchester (SU43)24-Jun-1988-Sterling, DHAdult
Titchfield Haven (SU50)06-Aug-2008oneWheeler, KAdult
Titchfield Haven (SU50)07-Aug-2008oneWheeler, KAdult
Titchfield Haven (SU50)15-Aug-2008oneWheeler, KAdult
Hen Wood (SU62)04-Jun-2010oneDickson, RJAdult
Southsea (SZ69)05-May-2013oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Fareham (SU50)28-Feb-2019oneWheeler, KAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Martyr Worthy (SU53)16-Jun-1976oneFfennell, DWHAdult
Whitchurch (SU44)15-Aug-2002oneHutchins, PEAdult
Farnborough (SU85)22-Aug-2006oneWills, KBAdult

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