Species Details

Mompha idaei

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SeasonalityJune and July; also in May in other provinces. The larva is active from late summer until April (Forbes 1923; Koster & Sinev 2003). IdentificationThe forewing is dark brown and eight to ten millimetres in length. Two dark brown scale tufts with silver tipped scales are visible on the inner margin in the median and postmedian area, with the latter often more distinctive. Paler markings vary from straw to light brown and is usually present along the inner margin, but often elsewhere as well. The hindwing is light brown and the remainder of the body is dull brown as well.

Scientific Name Mompha idaei Seasonality June and July; also in May in other provinces. The larva is active from late summer until April (Forbes 1923; Koster & Sinev 2003). Identification
The forewing is dark brown and eight to ten millimetres in length. Two dark brown scale tufts with silver tipped scales are visible on the inner margin in the median and postmedian area, with the latter often more…
The forewing is dark brown and eight to ten millimetres in length. Two dark brown scale tufts with silver tipped scales are visible on the inner margin in the median and postmedian area, with the latter often more distinctive. Paler markings vary from straw to light brown and is usually present along the inner margin, but often elsewhere as well. The hindwing is light brown and the remainder of the body is dull brown as well.
Life History The larva bores in Fireweed and the adult is most likely active early in the morning, rarely coming to lights. Conservation Probably of no concern. Diet Info Under the bark of the rootstock of Epilobium angustifolium and E. latifolium (Koster & Sinev, 2003). Range Holarctic, in North America transcontinental in the boreal forest south to Colorado and Washington D. C.

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"Mompha idaei, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5997. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Gelechioidea Family Coleophoridae Subfamily Momphinae Genus Mompha Species Mompha idaei
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum