The Moths of Suffolk
229 Monopis obviella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to mid-August and September and early November

Larval foodplants : Woollen materials in outbuildings or out of doors and less often in birds' nests or birds of prey pellets

Morley's Final Catalogue : Sometimes in profusion in Bentley Woods during Mav (Mly, Pyett); Bentley, Felixstow and Orford (Gibbs); Ipswich (Pyett); Aldeburgh (Ctw); Southwold (Wlr); Lowestoft (Bd). Brandon.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMonopis crocicapitella
Monopis imella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (13.vi.2009) © Neil Sherman

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