Moths of North Dakota

Coleophoridae: Momphinae

Mompha eloisella (Clemens 1860)

Common name: listed here as ‘Primrose mompha.’

Hodges #: 1443.

Identification: Rfw 6.48 mm, fw with black basal and median costal spots; palpi white, 2nd segment brownish-black at base, 3rd segment with two black rings.

Similar species: none known from ND.

Distribution: southern Canada and eastern United States.

Hosts: larvae feed on Oenothera spp.– evening primroses.


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ND, Richland Co., Iron pond, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands, 19- VI- 1993, Hg/ UV lt., coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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