40.009 .... B&F 0891
Mompha sturnipennella (Treitschke, 1833)
Status .....Known from Nottinghamshire since 2010 and is fairly commonly found when looking for the gall within the stems of Rosebay Willowherb, with most records coming from the Sherwood Forest area of the county, but there are several records from around the lower Trent Valley area.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest April 2007
Gall with exit hole on Rosebay Willowherb, photographed at Rainworth Heath June 2014
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mompha sturnipennella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Jerry Clough. Tim Sexton. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Dave Budworth (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society 2019 Journal Number 169 Micro-Moth Report 1998-2019 – new species). Tom Shields.

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Updated December 2022

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