White-headed Monopis - Monopis monachella

Phylum: Arthropoda - Class: Insecta - Order: Lepidoptera - Family: Tineinae

White-headed Monopis

The White-headed Monopis Moth is a rare in Britain and has only been recorded from a small area of the Suffolk coastline where there is belived to be a small resident population.

Members of the Monopis genus of moths are scavengers and feed on dead animal carcasses and plant matter.

The wingspan of the White-headed Monopis Moth ranges between 12 and 20mm.


The White-headed Monopis Moth is more commonly found in northern France, parts of Germany and the southern parts of the Scandinavian countries and Finland.


Little is known about the lifecycle of this moth, but the larvae are believed to feed on dead plant and animal matter.

Picture: Rob Petley-Jones

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