Bird Nest Moth
Bird Nest Moth
Bird Nest Moth (Monopis crocicapitella)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tineid Moth (:Tineoidea Tineidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Bird Nest Moth (Monopis crocicapitella)
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Other name: Black and brown tineid

Thank you Prof Victor W Fazio III† & Rebecca Hamdorf for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Tineids usually eat dead organic matter, like clothes, and in this case Bird's Nests

Copyright © 2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Jan-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.