Mompha confusella

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Mompha confusella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Infraorder: Heteroneura
Family: Momphidae
Genus: Mompha
Species: M. confusella
Binomial name
Mompha confusella
Koster & Sinev, 1996

Mompha confusella is a moth in the Momphidae family. It found from central and southern Europe to Transcaucasia. In Europe, it has been recorded from the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia.[1]

The wingspan is 11–13 millimetres (0.43–0.51 in). Adults are on wing from mid July to the end of May of the following year after overwintering. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Epilobium hirsutum and Chamaenerion angustifolium. The larvae probably feed inside the stem and cause a gall to be formed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mompha (Mompha) confusella Koster & Sinev, 1996". 2.5. Fauna Europaea. July 23, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 

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