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Monopis crocicapitella
Pale-backed Clothes Moth (Clemens, 1859)
Tineidae: Tineinae
230 / 12.039
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  11/09/2019 - Hethersett - South Croft

Similar Norfolk Species
Yellow-backed Clothes Moth
Monopis obviella
Felt Clothes Moth
Monopis imella
Wingspan: 10-16mm
Flight: Jun-Oct (one or two gens)
Foodplant:   various materials: flour, oats, other seeds and woollen refuse
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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 29 (39%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1957.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/11/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
26/10/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
07/10/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
25/09/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
24/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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