The Moths of Suffolk
228 Monopis weaverella, (Scott, 1858)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : In a variety of habitats

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to mid-June and mid-July to September

Larval foodplants : Fox faeces, animals carcases such as rabbit and fox and possibly animal matter in birds' nests and dove-cotes

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-18mm


Confusion species
    AdultMonopis laevigella, Skin Moth

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dunwich, Suffolk (6.viii.2012) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (6.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener