Mompha propinquella (Stainton, 1851)

marbled mompha

mine

Large full depth blotch in the lower leaves; much frass in coarse grains. The larva can make several mines. Pupation either in the mine or in the ground. Mines cannot be distinguished from those of Mompha lacteella

host plants

Onagraceae, monophagous

Epilobium hirsutum, montanum, palustre.

phenology

Mines in early spring (Koster, 2002b).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Almost all Europe, except the Mediterranean Islands and large parts of the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body brownish red; head black; prothoracic plate two dark brown rectangular sclerites; anal plate light brown, thoracic feet dark brown (Koster, 2002b; Koster & Sinev, 2003a).

references

Ahr (1966a), Buhr (1935b), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Hering (1957a), Huemer (1986b), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2003a), Klimesch (1960a), Koster (2002b), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Maček (1999a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1949a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 14.viii.2019