Mompha idaei

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Mompha idaei
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Momphidae
Genus: Mompha
Species: M. idaei
Binomial name
Mompha idaei
(Zeller, 1839)
Synonyms
  • Mompha tricristatella (Chambers, 1875)
  • Elachista idaei Zeller, 1839
  • Butalis idaeella Duponchel, in Godart, [1843]
  • Laverna grandisella Chambers, 1875
  • Leucophryne tricristatella Chambers, 1875
  • Laverna subiridescens Walsingham, 1882
  • Cyphophora polaris Sinev, 1986

Mompha idaei is a moth in the Momphidae family. It has a Holarctic distribution, in North America it is found from coast to coast in the boreal forest south to Colorado and Washington.

The wingspan is 18–22 mm. Adults are on wing in May and June.

The larvae live in the roots of Epilobium angustifolium.

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