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Monopis weaverella
Carrion Moth
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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 47 (64%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/06/2024128TF74Titchwell
01/06/2024+27TG11Horsford
29/05/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
29/05/2024127TG20Norwich (Lakenham)
13/05/2024227TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
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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
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