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Monopis crocicapitella
Pale-backed Clothes Moth
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Felt Clothes Moth
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Monopis obviella
Yellow-backed Clothes Moth

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)229 / 12.038
Norfolk status
Locally common.
Seperated from Monopis crocicapitella in 1893, and not clearly characterized until 1912.
Larvae feed on woollen materials in outbuildings or out of doors and less often in birds' nests or birds of prey pellets.

Verification Grade Comment: Image showing hindwing essential

Recorded in 36 (52%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
08/09/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
24/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/08/2019127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Season: Two generations May-Aug. Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Woollen materials in outbuildings...
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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