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Monopis monachella
White-blotched Clothes Moth (Hübner, 1796)
Tineidae: Tineinae
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Photo © Neil Bowman,  Eccles 2014

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 12-20mm
Flight: May - Oct (pos two gens)
Foodplant:   Animal skins, owl pellets, dead animals and in birds' nests
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Very few records in the UK, mostly from coastal sites.

Small resident population thought to be present in East Norfolk, with all records originating from the same 10k square.

Resident colonies also reported along the Suffolk coastline.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
07/08/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
10/09/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
23/08/2017127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
27/09/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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