Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Monopis monachella (Hübner, 1796)
Blabophanes monachella Hübner, 1796
Monopis longella (Walker, 1863)
Ten Monopis species are found in America north of Mexico.
5 to 8 mm long. Wingspan:12-20 mm.
Head: Head white. Palpi long, folded; dark.
Antenna: Dark brown.
Wings: Wider, dark brown; slightly gray-scaled. Large white patch on costa has diagonal edge; extends from mid wing to near tip. Diagonal edge of patch encompasses the semi-translucent circle, typical of all Monopis. Some white scaling on inner margin near wing tip (anal angle). Hindwings gray.
Legs: White ringed with brown.
Pavlovski’s Monopis Monopis pavlovski has a stained patch inside the white patch along the costa edge.
Northeastern North America and throughout many regions of the world.
Moth Photographers Group
- large range map with collection dates.
Adults fly May through October. (1)
; June to September in north.
Larvae feed on animal remains, skins and owl pellets.
Types: All European.
According to Mr. Busck a specimen of this European species from Canada is in the U. S. National Museum, Smithsonian. A specimen without locality label and probably determined by Zeller is in the Cambridge Museum – MCZ assumed.
-Yellow-headed Monopis Moth
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1905, Vol. 31: American Lepidoptera by William G. Dietz, pp. 31-33.
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 1923, Memoir #68: Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States.