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Monopis laevigella
Skin Moth
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Monopis weaverella
Carrion Moth

(Scott, 1858)12.037/228
Norfolk status

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 50 (72%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2018127TG33 - Bacton
03/09/2018127TG33 - Bacton
28/08/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
28/08/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
25/08/2018228TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 13-18mm
Season: Two Generations. May-June. Jul-Sept.
Foodplant:   Animal carcasses and faeces.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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