From Pestinfo-Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Kleidermotten
Echte Motten
• English: clothes moths
tineid moths
• Español: tineidos
• Français: tinéidés
Nemapogon granella
Author: Kurt Kulac
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tineidae (clothes moths)

This family contains around 3,000 species of small to medium-sized moths. It includes important household and storage pests like the common clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella), but also plant pests, for example the banana moth, Opogona sacchari.

The adults have narrow wings with a wingspan of 7 to 35 mm. The apical margin bears fringes. The mouthparts are often reduced and not functional. The larvae produce webbing or case-like structures.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

The following species and genera are currently entered in the system: