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Monopis imella
Coastal Detritus Moth

(Hübner, 1813)231 / 12.040
=Felt Clothes Moth

Norfolk status
Rare. Uncertain.

Most common near the sea.

Old records from the Brecks, originally discovered in Britain by Dunning, in sandy fields just east of Brandon about 1858 (Morley’s Final Catalogue - Suffolk).

Listed in Norfolk by Barrett in 1874 - "Very scarce and local species, found where fields manured with furriers' refuse."

Recorded at East Wretham in 1990 and New for VC27 in 2023 at Lower Hellesdon (Laura King, 26/09/23 - Gen. Det. Female. Dave Appleton)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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26-09-2023 - Lower Hellesdon - Female - Dave Appleton
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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
16/06/1990+28TL98East Wretham Heath
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Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: June - late September
Foodplant:   sheep's wool, dead animals and detritus in bird nests
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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