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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, mid Apr-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5.5-8mm.

Foodplant: Dead and decaying animal matter, faeces.

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 recorded190719981907
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records15645402
Number of individuals27065670
Unique positions929202
Unique locations728160
Adult records15145392
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 402 records from 160 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1907.


0228 Monopis weaverella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 0227 Monopis laevigella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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