02890 Mompha sturnipennella, (Treitschke, 1833)

BF0891 (ABH40.009)


General Information

This species has distinct white costal streaks and is larger than the similar M. subbistrigella.


First generation larvae form a gall within the stem. The second generation feed either in a seed pod, or in a gall.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 9-13mm
Foodplant(s): Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium)
Flying: Two generations, July-August and September-May
National status:


Waste ground, heathland and urban areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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