Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mompha divisella

Mompha divisella Herrich-Schaeffer, [1854]

neat mompha

on Epilobium

Mompha divisella: gall on Epilobium montanum

Epilobium montanum, Leiden © Steven Ijland; confirmed by breeding

Mompha divisella galls

Epilobium tetragonum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Jambes © Jean-Yves Baugnée


pupation in the gall; the moth leaved the gall by a previously made, silk-covered opening in the base of the gall.

host plants

Onagraceae, oligophagous

?Chamerion angustifolium; Epilobium anagallidifolium, ciliatum, dodonaei, ? hirsutum, lanceolatum, montanum, obscurum, palustre, parviflorum, tetragonum & subsp. lamyi.

According to Koster & Sinev lives the species only on small Epilobium species; the frequent references in the literature to Chamerion and Epilobium hirsutum are incorrect.


Laverna, Mompha decorella Stainton, 1870.


Béguinot (2002h, 2012a), Buhr (1964a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Harper (1993a), Houard (1909a), Huisman & Koster (1994a), Kieffer (1895b), Klimesch (1960a), Koster (2002b), Koster & Sinev (1996a, 2003a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Stănescu (2009a), Szőcs (1977a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 7.ix.2021