Monopis laevigella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

TINEIDAE

Tineinae

Las Descargues, 10 September 2010
Monopis laevigella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Monopis laevigella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Skin Moth

Wingspan: 17-19mm

Imago: A bivoltine species on the wing from April to August when it is occasionally attracted to light. It has only been recorded at Las Descargues and adjacent sites.

Larva: Feeds on animal detritus, skin, fur, guano etc.

NOTE: There is currently discussion about the validity of this species.

 

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