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Monopis fenestratella
Raptor Nest Moth (Heyden, 1863)
Tineidae: Tineinae
233 / 12.042
Photo © Keith Kerr,  17/06/22 Litcham (125w MV Robinson)

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Similar Species: None
Wingspan: 11-16mm
Flight: May - August.
Foodplant:   Detritus in nests, Vegetable matter, dead wood and fungi.
Nat Status: pRDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Status
Rare.

Recoded at Costessey in 2001 (A. Gardiner, 06/07/01) only the sixth British record.

First recorded at Chatteris, Cambs in 1877. Distribution poorly known owing to confusion in the past with other related species. Only reliably recorded a handful of times in Britain.
Apparent recent records from Essex and Hunts.

New for VC28 in 2022 at Litcham (K. Kerr, 17/06/22)

[MBGBI vol2 p190]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2001.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
21/06/2023127TG11Costessey
17/06/2022128TF81Litcham
06/07/2001127TG11Costessey
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