|0227 ~ Monopis laevigella ~ Skin Moth|
Resident. Widely distributed and common throughout the British Isles.
Recorded quite well, especially in the east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 13-20mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the food source is found.
Bird's nests, bird guano, owl pellets, dead birds and animals and stored products.
Eggs are laid on larval food. Larva feeds in a silken tunnel and forms much webbing. Pupates within larval food.
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Photo by DB, 21st May 2012, Middletown
Photo by PB, 21st May 2012, Morben ISAF