Widespread and common.
Very similar to M. weaverella, but tends to have less prominent ochre spots on forewings. M. laevigella also has has slightly narrower more pointed wings.
Larvae feed on a variety of foodstuffs of animal origin, in birds' nests, owl pellets, dead birds and mammals, various stored animal products.
Recorded in 45 (61%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.