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300168 – 0415   Monopis crocicapitella (Clemens, 1859)
             Bird Nest Moth

© Libby & Rick Avis
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: • Tinea crocicapitella Clemens, 1859
• Tinea amandatella Walker, 1863
• Monopis cecconii Turati, 1919
• Monopis dobrogica Georgesco, 1964
• Tinea ferruginella of authors not Hόbner, 1813
• Blabophanes heringi Richardson, 1893
• Tinea hyalinella Staudinger, 1870
• Tinea lombardica Hering, 1889
• Blabophanes ptilophaga Enderlein, 1908
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Clemens, B., 1859. Contribution to American Lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 11: 258.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 2.28f; p. 48. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Monopis crocicapitella
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Monopis crocicapitella
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Monopis crocicapitella
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