Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Monopis laevigella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Skin Moth

Family: Tineidae
Checklist Number: 12.036

Rarely recorded. There are old records from Lewis, Harris, North Uist and St. Kilda and more recently in 2010 on South Uist,although probably overlooked. Active from May to September

The larvae feed on dead animals, owl pellets and debris in birds' nests

Monopis laevigella
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