Mompha sturnipennella (Treitschke, 1833)

kentish mompha

on Chamerion

Mompha sturnipennella gall

Chamerion angustifolium, Belgium, prov. Namur, Gesves © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Mompha sturnipennella gall

vacated gall

Mompha sturnipennella larvae

larvae in opened gall

Mompha sturnipennella larva in gall

Chamerion angustifolium, France, Rhône-Alpes, Haute-Savoie, Les Contamines, 1200 m; © Arnold Grosscurt. The striking colour of the larvae may be a sign that the larva is about to pupate, but may also be caused by the fact that the larva is parasitised (the tiny parasitoid larva is visible at right).

Mompha sturnipennella: larva emerging from a flower of Chamerion angustifolium

Chamerion angustifolium, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Mouscron; © Stéphane Claerebout: larva of the summer generation

gall

only the spring generation lives as a borer; the larvae of the summer generation live in the fruits, without any outwards sign of their presence.

hostplants

Onagraceae, monophagous

Chamerion angustifolium.

synonyms

Mompha nodicolella Fuchs, 1902.

references

Buhr (1964a), Chinery (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Koops (2013a), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2006a, 2010a), Krogerus & Schantz (1970a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Szőcs (1977a), Wullaert (2015a).

08/02/2017

mod 15.ii.2018