The Moths of Suffolk
232 Monopis monachella, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : pRDB3

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local along the coast

Flight Period : May to early October, possibly double-brooded May to June and July to early October

Larval foodplants : Animal skins, owl pellets, dead animals and in birds' nests

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-20mm


Confusion species : None

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Easton broad, Suffolk (viii.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dunwich, Suffolk (8.viii.2012) © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk (26.viii.2017) © Paul Kitchener