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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul and Sep-Oct.

Forewing: 4-7mm.

Foodplant: Decayed animal or vegetable waste.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded189020011890
Year last recorded201020062010
Number of records31470
Number of individuals18444
Unique positions20346
Unique locations17340
Adult records22452
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 70 records from 40 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1890.


0230 Monopis crocicapitella 01
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Similar species: 0229 Monopis obviella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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