Monopis

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Monopis
Adult specimen of Monopis obviella
Note translucent spot in forewing
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tineidae
Subfamily: Tineinae
Genus: Monopis
Hübner, 1825
Type species
Tinea rusticella
Hübner, 1796
Species

Numerous, see text

Synonyms

Numerous, see text

Monopis is a genus of the fungus moth family, Tineidae. Therein, it belongs to the nominate subfamily, Tineinae.[1]

A typical feature of these moths is a semi-transparent pale spot near the middle of the forewings. There usually are contrasting white markings adjacent to it. Otherwise, the forewings are generally unpatterned and brown to blackish-grey in color.

Selected species

Species currently placed in Monopis include:[2]

  • Monopis argillacea (Meyrick, 1893)
  • Monopis burmanni Petersen, 1979
  • Monopis chrysogramma (Lower, 1899)
  • Monopis cirrhospila Turner, 1923
  • Monopis crocicapitella (Clemens, 1859) (= M. heringi, M. hyalinella, M. lombardica)
  • Monopis dorsistrigella (Clemens, 1859) (= M. subjunctella)
  • Monopis ethelella (Newman, 1856)
  • Monopis fenestratella (Heyden, 1863)
  • Monopis henderickxi Gaedike & Karsholt 2001
  • Monopis icterogastra – Wool Moth
  • Monopis imella
  • Monopis laevigella – Skin Moth
  • Monopis longella
  • Monopis marginistrigella (Chambers, 1873) (= M. irrorella)
  • Monopis meliorella (Walker, 1863)
  • Monopis monacha Zagulajev, 1972
  • Monopis monachella
  • Monopis mycetophilella Powell, 1967
  • Monopis nigricantella (Millière, 1872)
  • Monopis obviella
  • Monopis ochroptila Turner, 1923
  • Monopis pallidella Zagulajev, 1955
  • Monopis pentadisca Meyrick, 1924
  • Monopis spilotella (Tengström, 1848) (= M. biflavimaculella, M. halospila, M. insignisella)
  • Monopis stichomela (Lower, 1900)
  • Monopis straminella Zagulajev, 1958
  • Monopis trigonoleuca Turner, 1917
  • Monopis weaverella (Scott, 1858)

M. christophi is either a junior synonym of M. pallidella or the senior synonym of M. straminella. Also placed here by some authors is Reisserita barbarosi.[3]

Synonyms

Junior synonyms of Monopis are:[4]

  • Blabophanes Zeller, 1852
  • Eusynopa Lower, 1903
  • Hyalospila Herrich-Schäffer, 1853
  • Rhitia Walker, 1864

Footnotes

  1. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004), FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2003)
  2. ^ ABRS (2008), FE (2009), Robinson [2010], and see references in Savela (2003)
  3. ^ FE (2009), Robinson [2010]
  4. ^ ABRS (2008), Pitkin & Jenkins (2004)

References