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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.

Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
24/06/2021125TM57 - Southwold
09/06/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
22/09/2020125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
22/09/2020125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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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: 2
 Immature Adult
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