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Species Tinea occidentella - Western Clothes Moth - Hodges#0403

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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 occidentella (Western Clothes Moth - Hodges#0403)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tinea occidentella Chambers, 1880
Tinea tapetzella occidentella Chambers, 1880
Tinea tuscanella Dietz, 1905
* phylogenetic sequence #011900
Explanation of Names
Occidentella is derived from Latin meaning "western".
Forewing length 7.5-11.5 mm (Powell & Opler, 2009).
Larva feed on keratinous materials from feathers, bird carcasses, owl cough pellets, and coyote scats (Powell & Opler, 2009).(1)
Print References
Chambers, V. T. 1880. Descriptions of some new Tineina, with notes on a few old species. Jl. Cincinnati Soc. Nat. Hist. 2(4): 193
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.2.18f, p.48
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.