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300173.000418Monopis monachella – White-headed Monopis Moth – (Hübner, 1796)

© Carl Barrentine
Distribution: Type locality: Europe
Field Marks:
Head and thorax white, wings dark brown to black with large white patch on distal half of costa and some white scaling on the inner margin near the anal angle.
Genitalia: See Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 63(1): fig. 3a-b.
Similar Species: 418.1 Monopis longella has a dark stain within large white patch on costal margin of forewing.
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: some specimens may not be sequenced and DNA barcode does not ensure correct identification.
  • Huang, G.H., L.S. Chen, T. Hirowatari, Y. Nasu, M. Wang, 2011. A revision of the Monopis monachella species complex (Lepidoptera: Tineidae) from China. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 63(1): 1–14.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Monopis monachella
© Rob Petley-Jones
Monopis monachella
© Bill Johnson
Monopis monachella
© Jason Dombroskie
Monopis monachella
16mm - LG – © Jim Vargo

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