Seq # 170520010

Monopis crocicapitella (Clemens, 1859) Species

Last modified: Nov. 7, 2022, 8:22 p.m.

A fairly common species in the northern part of Belgium, but rare in the south.


Family: Tineidae > Subfamily: Tineinae > Genus: Monopis > Species: Monopis crocicapitella
Vernacular names
Crème kijkgaatje (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Janmoulle E. 1955a. Espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge (suite). — Lambillionea 55: 3–4, 53–54, 82. On page 4.




Trailing margins of the forewings and forehead cream-colored to light brown. 12–16mm; The ground color of the forewings varies little, mostly much lighter than in Monopis obviella.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been observed from early May till September. Indoors, there are several generations a year.

Observed on

Nests of birds and Fur, horse-hair, refuse of animal origin

The larva lives in bird's nests, on stored products of vegetable origin like: flour, corn, felt and textiles, or on a variety of refuse of plant or animal origin.

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