Monochroa lucidella

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Monochroa lucidella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Monochroa
Species: M. lucidella
Binomial name
Monochroa lucidella
(Stephens, 1834)
  • Cleodora lucidella Stephens, 1834
  • Xystophora scordiscella Rebel, 1904
  • Catabrachmia unipunctella Amsel, 1935

Monochroa lucidella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in most of Europe, except Spain, Switzerland and most of the Balkan Peninsula. It is recorded from the Near East and Siberia (Transbaikalia).[1]

The wingspan is 12–14 mm. Adults are on wing from June to July.

The larvae feed within stems of common spike-rush.


  • Monochroa lucidella immaculatella Huemer, 1996 (Italy)
  • Monochroa lucidella lucidella (Stephens, 1834)


  1. ^ Junnilainen, J. et al. 2010: The gelechiid fauna of the southern Ural Mountains, part II: list of recorded species with taxonomic notes (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa, 2367: 1–68. Preview

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