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Species Mompha locupletella - Hodges#1444.1

Mompha locupletella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Momphidae (Momphid Moths)
Subfamily Momphinae
Genus Mompha
Species locupletella (Mompha locupletella - Hodges#1444.1)
Hodges Number
1444.1
Explanation of Names
Authors: Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Range
Europe; recently discovered in MA (but apparently native/Holarctic)
Food
Larvae mine leaves of Epilobium spp.
Print References
Eiseman, Charles S. 2016. North American Leafminers (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae, Momphidae) on the Evening Primrose Family (Onagraceae): New Host, Parasitoid, and Distributional Records. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 118(4):510-518.