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Monopis laevigella
Skin Moth
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Monopis weaverella
Carrion Moth

(Scott, 1858)228 / 12.037

Norfolk status

Very similar to M. laevigella, but tends to have more prominent ochre spots on forewings. M. laevigella also has has slightly narrower more pointed wings.

Larvae known to feed on Fox faeces, animals carcasses such as rabbit and fox and possibly animal matter in birds' nests and dove-cotes.

Recorded in 57 (77%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
29/05/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
18/05/2024127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
18/05/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
18/05/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
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Wingspan: 13-18mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-June. Jul-Sept.
Foodplant:   Animal carcasses and faeces.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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