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Genus Phereoeca - Household Casebearer Moths

Worm Thing? - Phereoeca uterella thing in bathroom - Phereoeca uterella Leaf-Like Bug - Phereoeca uterella Unknown Larvae - Phereoeca uterella Unwanted Roommates - Phereoeca uterella Household Casebearer - Hodges #0390 - Phereoeca uterella moth pupa? - Phereoeca uterella St. Andrews case maker on wall SA1126 2017 3 - 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)
Subfamily Tineinae
Genus Phereoeca (Household Casebearer Moths)
Explanation of Names
Pheroeca is probably from Greek phero (φερω)- "to carry" + oikos (οικος)- "house",because it carries its "house" (case) around with it)
1 species in North America (
adult male wingspan 7-9 mm; female wingspan 10-13 mm
southern United States
Internet References
live larva and case (image in gallery) (Common Insects of Los Angeles Basin, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)
pinned adult image of female P. uterella (Lyle Buss, U. of Florida)