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0227 ~ Monopis laevigella ~ Skin Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded quite well, especially in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-20mm.

Confusion species

M. weaverella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine?)


Wherever the food source is found.


Bird's nests, bird guano, owl pellets, dead birds and animals and stored products.

Lifestage data

Eggs are laid on larval food. Larva feeds in a silken tunnel and forms much webbing. Pupates within larval food.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 21st May 2012, Middletown

Photo by PB, 21st May 2012, Morben ISAF