The Momphidae, or mompha moths, is a family of moths with some 115 described species.[2] It was described by Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer in 1857. These moths tend to be rather small with a wingspan of up to 21 mm. The wings are held folded over the body at rest. The larvae are concealed feeders, either as leaf miners or within seeds or stems.

Mompha idaei
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Infraorder: Heteroneura
Clade: Eulepidoptera
Clade: Ditrysia
Clade: Apoditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Momphidae
Herrich-Schäffer, 1857

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  • Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Momphidae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.
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