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Species Trichophaga tapetzella - Tapestry Moth - Hodges#0413

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 Trichophaga
Species tapetzella (Tapestry Moth - Hodges#0413)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
carpet moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trichophaga tapetzella – Carpet Moth – (Linnaeus, 1758)
Trichophaga palaestrica Butler, 1877
Tinea tapetzella
Explanation of Names
tape(t) * Greek word for carpet(1)
the only species in the genus for North America north of Mexico
wingspan: 14-18 mm
worldwide. Non native.
Internet References
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BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with photograph of pinned adult and DNA sequence
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.