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Species Tinea pellionella - Casemaking clothes moth - Hodges#0405

Tinea pellionella ? - Tinea pellionella Tinea pellionella Larva found in a little used room closed storage room.  Clothes or wool moth? - Tinea pellionella Casemaking clothes moth - Tinea pellionella Tineid - Tinea pellionella cocoons found in my closet - Tinea pellionella Casemaking clothes moth - Tinea pellionella Casemaking Clothes Moth - Tinea pellionella
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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)
Subfamily Tineinae
Genus Tinea
Species pellionella (Casemaking clothes moth - Hodges#0405)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tinea pellionella Linnaeus, 1758
Phalaena zoolegella Scopoli, 1763
Tinea albella Costa, [1836]
Tinea demiurga Meyrick, 1920
Tinea gerasimovi Zagulajev, 1978
* phylogenetic sequence #011950
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet pellionella is from Latin pellis, meaning "skin, hide." (1)
Forewing length 4.3-7 mm. (2)
Larva - constructs a flat, oval case of silk and fibers, often multi-colored, depending on what they are feeding on. (2)
From the Old World, introduced species.
Feed on wool, feathers, fur, hair, upholstered furniture, leather, fish meals, milk powders, lint, dust or paper. Often infesting carpets, especially in damp areas. (2)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.