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Species Monopis monachella - White-headed Monopis - Hodges#0418

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Subfamily Tineinae
Genus Monopis
Species monachella (White-headed Monopis - Hodges#0418)
Hodges Number
0418
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Monopis monachella (Hübner, 1796)
Blabophanes monachella Hübner, 1796
syn.
Monopis longella (Walker, 1863)
Numbers
Ten Monopis species are found in America north of Mexico.
Size
5 to 8 mm long. Wingspan:12-20 mm.
Identification
Head: Head white. Palpi long, folded; dark.
Antenna: Dark brown.
Thorax: White.
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.
Range
Northeastern North America and throughout many regions of the world.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Season
Adults fly May through October. (1); June to September in north.
Food
Larvae feed on animal remains, skins and owl pellets.
Remarks
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.
See Also
Monopis pavlovskii -Yellow-headed Monopis Moth
Internet References

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.