Family Tineidae

Clothes Moths


Some authors have included genus Acrolophus and Amydria here, while others have erected a separate family, Acrolophidae, for those genera. We are following the former scheme.

Larvae feed on a variety of plant and animal matter, including for example fungi, stored grains, feathers, and wool clothing.

Adults have wingspans ranging from 7 to 36 mm. In most species the head scales are very rough. The labial palps "almost always have stout hairs projecting from the 2nd segment" (Covell, 2005).


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Acrolophus mycetophagus
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Acrolophus piger
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Aacrolophus popeanella
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Acrolophus sp.
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Acrolophus sp.
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Monopis longella
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Tinea mandarinella
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Isocorypha mediostriatella
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Scardiella approximatella
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Xylesthia pruniramiella