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Monopis laevigella
Skin Moth
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Monopis weaverella
Carrion Moth

(Scott, 1858)228 / 12.037

Norfolk status
Widespread.

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

Larvae known to feed on Fox faeces, animals carcasses such as rabbit and fox and possibly animal matter in birds' nests and dove-cotes.

Recorded in 57 (77%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
10/10/2023127TG11Taverham
07/09/2023128TF74Holme NNR
04/09/2023127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
02/09/2023228TF74Holme NNR
01/09/2023128TF74Holme NNR
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Wingspan: 13-18mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-June. Jul-Sept.
Foodplant:   Animal carcasses and faeces.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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