Mompha subbistrigella

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Mompha subbistrigella
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Mompha subbistrigella-Ungarn, Bakonywald, Sümeg Umgebung, Felsöpahok-E-MK-16925a.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Momphidae
Genus: Mompha
Species: M. subbistrigella
Binomial name
Mompha subbistrigella
(Haworth, 1828)[1]
  • Tinea subbistrigella Haworth, 1828

The garden cosmet (Mompha subbistrigella) is a moth of the Momphidae family. It is found in most of Europe.

A seed pod of Epilobium eaten by larva

The wingspan is 7-11.5 mm. Adults are on wing from late summer to late spring.[2]

The larvae feed within the seedpods of Epilobium montanum and occasionally on other Epilobium species.