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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 41 (55%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/12/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
12/12/2021127TG20 - Norwich
19/11/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/11/2021227TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
09/11/2021227TG20 - Norwich
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: Two generations May-Aug. Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Woollen materials in outbuildings...
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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