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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Aug, Sep-Oct.

Forewing: 4-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Woollen materials, refuse, and detritus in bird nests.

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 recorded183820041838
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records485106
Number of individuals455100
Unique positions32370
Unique locations32370
Adult records41592
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 106 records from 70 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1838.


0229 Monopis obviella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 0230 Monopis crocicapitella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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