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12.037 (BF228)

Carrion Moth   

Monopis weaverella
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 May-July.

Larval foodplants

Animal faeces, dead animals and, possibly, other refuse of animal origin.  Very occasionally in birds’ nests.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Bran Law, Dumfriesshire, on 28th July 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at the Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found near Dalry on 19th June 2003.

31 record(s) from 15 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2007 2021 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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