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Monopis crocicapitella (Clemens, 1859)

Pale-backed Clothes
12.0390 (B&F: 230)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Tineoidea
    »Family: Tineidae
      »Subfamily: Tineinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini


Resident. Occurs singly at light at a few localities within five miles of the coast in both vice-counties. Triple or perhaps continuously brooded, flying from late April and May, in August and in October and November. Larvae feed on plant seed and woollen refuse. (Pratt, 2011)

Monopis crocicapitella (Clemens, 1859)
Brighton, 25 v 2015
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Monopis crocicapitella (Clemens, 1859)
Confirmed by Colin Pratt - hindwing checked
Findon Valley, 19 v 2014
Photo: Mike Snelling
Monopis crocicapitella (Clemens, 1859)
Confirmed by Colin Pratt.
Motcombe, Eastbourne, 30 ix 2014
Photo: David E Lester

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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