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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 5-8mm.

Foodplant: Decayed animal or vegetable waste.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20031970
Year last recorded20131970
Number of records21
Number of individuals21
Unique positions21
Unique locations21
Adult records21
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1970.


12.039 Monopis crocicapitella 01
© Andy Nunn, gen. det. Harry Beaumont

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC64. Harrogate, 27.7.1970 (ESB).

2013 (CHF): We have just two records of this mainly southern species. It is extremely similar in appearance to Monopis obviella and identification should be confirmed by dissection.

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