Monochroa sepicolella

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Monochroa sepicolella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Monochroa
Species: M. sepicolella
Binomial name
Monochroa sepicolella
(Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)[1]
  • Anacampsis sepicolella Herrich-Schäffer, 1854
  • Monochroa (Xystophora) agasta Gozmany, 1954
  • Xystophora rectifasciella Fuchs, 1902
  • Anacampsis balcanica Rebel, 1903

Monochroa sepicolella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found from central and northern Europe to the Ural Mountains, the Caucasus and southern Siberia.[2]

The wingspan is 10–12 mm. Adults are on wing from June to August.[3]

The larvae feed on Fallopia dumetorum and Rumex thyrsiflorus. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a large full-depth blotch mine.[4]


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Swedish Moths
  4. ^