Tineidae : Niditinae
Photo © Martin Greenland,  26/06/2012 - Acle Rectory

Similar Norfolk Species
Monopis obviella
Yellow-backed Clothes Moth
Monopis imella
Felt Clothes Moth
Monopis crocicapitella
230 Pale-backed Clothes Moth
(Clemens, 1859)12.039
Norfolk status
Rare, maybe overlooked.
Seperated from previous species in late 19th century.
Larger than similar Monopis obviella, pale yellow, not ochreous dorsal streak on forewing. Pale grey hindwing not dark fuscous as in M. obviella.

Recorded Twice at Dersingham in 2009.
A. Drewitt, D. Jones. gen.det. J. Clifton.

VC 27,28 records [MBGBI vol2 p189]

Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1957.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/2014128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
06/06/2014+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/07/2013228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
04/07/2013127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
27/10/2012127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Wingspan: 10-16mm
Season: Jun-Oct (one or two gens)
Foodplant:   various materials: flour, oats, other seeds and woollen refuse
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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