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Family Tineidae - Clothes Moths

Segmented bug with a protective bagworm?? - Phereoeca uterella Name this bug, likes showers in Florida - Phereoeca uterella Casemaking clothes moth - Tinea pellionella Flat California Bug - Phereoeca uterella Pod found on a floor at home.  - Phereoeca uterella Bug looks like lint - Tinea pellionella Insect ID please - Phereoeca uterella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Explanation of Names
From genus Tinea Linnaeus, 1758, which see.
15 subfamilies, 320 genera, and more than 3,000 known species in the world. At least 49 genera and 112 species in North America.
See Also
Internet References
Natural History Museum-- Global Taxonomic Database