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12.036 (BF227)

Skin Moth   

Monopis laevigella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

See also Moth of the Week (07/06/2019)

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larval period not recorded.  Adults fly June-August.

Larval foodplants

Birds’ nests (often abundant), dead animals, owl pellets and other refuse of animal origin.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 21st July 1979 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found near Dalry on 15th June 1996.

51 record(s) from 18 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020 2020 2019
12.036 Monnopis Laevigella
12.036 Monnopis Laevigella
12.036 Monnopis Laevigella

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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