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12.039 ~ 0230 ~ Monopis crocicapitella ~ Pale-backed Clothes Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed in England and Wales especially around the coastal counties.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rare. Recorded from a single site in the south of the county at Staylittle in 1975.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-16mm.

Confusion species

M. obviella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine?)


Wherever the food source is found.


Reported feeding on stored seeds and woollen material. Also found in poultry houses.

Lifestage data

Little is known about this species, but it appears to occur more outside that other species of Monopis.
Montgomeryshire photos