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Monopis monachella
White-blotched Clothes Moth

(Hübner, 1796)232 / 12.041

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare immigrant species in Britain that has established along the Suffolk coast and can be found regularly.

Life Style: Flies from May to September possibly in two broods. The larvae are detritivores feeding mainly on materials of animal origin.

Identification: A moth with a very distinctive appearance.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
22/05/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
21/09/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
21/09/2019125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
19/09/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
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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
 Immature Adult
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2020. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020
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