Monopis weaverella

Alternative names
Carrion Moth

Wingspan 13 to 18 mm.

Identification difficulty

Around carion etc.

When to see it

The adults fly from dusk between May and August, though it is most often encountered in June.

Life History

The life-history of this species is not well-known, but it is believed to be a scavenger on animal carcasses and faeces.

UK Status

Distributed widely over much of mainland Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map