Monopis monachella

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Monopis monachella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tineidae
Genus: Monopis
Species: M. monachella
Binomial name
Monopis monachella
(Hübner, 1796)
  • Tinea monachella Hubner, 1796
  • Alucita mediella Fabricius, 1794

Monopis monachella is a moth of the Tineidae family. It is widespread in Eurasia, Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Sumatra, Java, the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, New Guinea, Samoa, North America and South America.

The wingspan is 12–20 mm. The moth flies from April to September.

The larvae feed on animal remains.

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