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Monopis obviella
Yellow-backed Clothes Moth ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Tineidae: Tineinae
229 / 12.038
Photo © Gary White,  02/06/2014 - North Walsham

Similar Norfolk Species
Pale-backed Clothes Moth
Monopis crocicapitella
Felt Clothes Moth
Monopis imella
Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: Two generations May-Aug. Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Woollen materials in outbuildings...
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Locally common.
Seperated from Monopis crocicapitella in 1893, and not clearly characterized until 1912.
Larvae feed on woollen materials in outbuildings or out of doors and less often in birds' nests or birds of prey pellets.

Verification Grade Comment: Image showing hindwing essential

Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/11/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/11/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
30/10/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
20/10/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
19/10/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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