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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 2021.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/2021328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
25/09/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
13/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
08/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
06/09/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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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
 Immature Adult

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