Monochroa divisella: Distribution map

Please note that the NBN Gateway map service has been terminated as of 1 April 2017.

As soon as a replacement map service is available, distribution maps will hopefully appear here again.

In the meantime, you can get some idea of distribution from the NBN Atlas website.

View the NBN Atlas Map

35.072 BF745
Monochroa divisella

(Douglas, 1850)


Wingspan c.16mm.

A rare species in Britain, occurring mainly in the fens of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, with one or two older records from Somerset and Yorkshire.

The adult moths are distinctive with their two-tone ochreous forewings sporting two distinct black spots on each. They fly in June and July and are attracted to light.

Little is published about the life history but the larvae are believed to feed on iris elsewhere in Europe.
back to top