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Incertae sedis

Unknown Micromoth - Xylesthia pruniramiella Speckled Xylesthia Moth - Hodges #0317 - Xylesthia pruniramiella Pelecystola nearctica, 0434.1 - Pelecystola nearctica Clemens Philonome ??? - Philonome clemensella Diachorisia velatella Tineoidea - Philonome clemensella Arizona Moth for ID - Philonome nigrescens Xylesthia pruniramiella
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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)
No Taxon Incertae sedis
Explanation of Names
Latin for "of uncertain seat", in other words, "not sure where to put it".
This isn't a real classification- taxonomists use this category to put things in until they can figure out where they really go.