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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Probably two generations, Apr-May, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-9mm.

Foodplant: Dead or decaying animal matter, bird's nests detritus.

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 recorded187719931877
Year last recorded201019932010
Number of records722148
Number of individuals891180
Unique positions43290
Unique locations44190
Adult records560112
Immature records204

For the region, we have a total of 148 records from 90 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1877.


0227 Monopis laevigella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 0229 Monopis obviella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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