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Photo © Allan Drewitt,  13/06/09 - Female, gen.det. Jon Clifton.

Similar Norfolk Species
Monopis obviella
Yellow-backed Clothes Moth
Monopis imella
Felt Clothes Moth
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Monopis crocicapitella
Pale-backed Clothes Moth

(Clemens, 1859)12.039/230
Norfolk status
Rare, maybe overlooked.
Seperated from previous species in late 19th century.
Larger than similar Monopis obviella, pale yellow, not ochreous dorsal streak on forewing. Pale grey hindwing not dark fuscous as in M. obviella.

Recorded Twice at Dersingham in 2009.
A. Drewitt, D. Jones. gen.det. J. Clifton.

VC 27,28 records [MBGBI vol2 p189]

Recorded in 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1957.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/10/2018128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
20/10/2018128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
16/10/2018127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
14/10/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/10/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 10-16mm
Season: Jun-Oct (one or two gens)
Foodplant:   various materials: flour, oats, other seeds and woollen refuse
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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