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Genus Monopis

strange behavior - Monopis crocicapitella Clothes Moth - Monopis crocicapitella Yellow-headed Monopis Moth  - Hodges#0418.1 (Monopis pavlovski) - Monopis longella Small moth (Monopis?) - Monopis crocicapitella Yellow-headed Monopis Moth - Hodges #0418.1 - Monopis longella Micro Moth - Monopis longella Bird Nest Moth - Monopis crocicapitella Unidentified moth, dark brown & white - Monopis monachella
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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
Numbers
Ten Monopis species are found in America north of Mexico.
Size
Wingspan 10-16 mm, based on photos at Moth Photographers Group.
Identification
Adult: forewing elongate, dark brownish-gray to black with sparse pale speckling and/or pale whitish patches along costa and inner margin; hindwing uniformly brown to gray; top of head yellow in several species
Food
Larvae feed on various foodstuffs of animal origin: carcasses, owl pellets, feces, wool fabrics.
Internet References
pinned adult images and photos of related genera (Moth Photographers Group)
Markku Savela, FUNET larval food, synonyms, references.