Main: (Tineidae / Tineinae)
12.036 [B&F: 0227] Skin Moth (Monopis laevigella) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Common in and around bird nests and farm buildings throughout the British Isles and on sea cliffs on St Kilda. In Hampshire probably common throughout, although there are no recent records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 13-20 mm. Similar to M. obviella, but lateral dark margin of head wider (MBGBI Vol 2). Larva feeds on dead animals, animal waste, owl pellets, detritus in bird nests and bird guano, living within a silken tube or tent.

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