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Monopis weaverella
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Monopis laevigella
Skin Moth

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)227 / 12.036
Norfolk status
Widespread and common.

Very similar to M. weaverella, but tends to have less prominent ochre spots on forewings. M. laevigella also has has slightly narrower more pointed wings.

Larvae feed on a variety of foodstuffs of animal origin, in birds' nests, owl pellets, dead birds and mammals, various stored animal products.

Recorded in 45 (61%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/05/2022127TG20 - Norwich
04/05/2022127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
02/05/2022127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
14/10/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 13-20mm
Flight: May - September.
Foodplant:   A variety of foodstuffs of animal origin
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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