Mompha locupletella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Epilobium cf tetragonum, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Durbuy © Steve Wullaert; ident. confirmed by Sjaak Koster
Epilobium tetragonum subsp. lamyi, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin, Gonrieux © Stéphane Claerebout
Oviposition on the basal part of the midrib. The young larva makes a number of short corridors radiating from this point, either in the same leaf, or on different ones; they have a central frassline, but their final sections are free of frass. Later on an elongate blotch is made, also beginning on the midrib (although not necessarily its basal part). Pupation external.
Epilobium alpestre, alsinifolium, lanceolatum, montanum, palustre, roseum.
Hering additionally mentions Ludwigia.
Larvae in late April – May, then again in July – early August (Koster, 2002b).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
All Europe, except large parts of the Balkan Peninsula, and the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Mompha, Psacaphora, schrankella (Hübner, 1805).
Baldizzone (2004a), Buhr (1935b), Buszko (1987a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Huisman & Koster (1998a), Koster (2002b), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1949a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), Szőcs (1977a) .