Database Details : Global Taxonomic Database of Tineidae (Lepidoptera)

Full name: Global Taxonomic Database of Tineidae (Lepidoptera)
Short name: Tineidae NHM
Version: 9.0, Nov 2011
Release date: 2011-11-21
Authors/editors: Robinson G.S (†)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Lepidoptera - Tineoidea - Tineidae
English name of the group: Clothes-moths
Number of living species 2,443
Number of living infraspecific taxa 0
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 1,676
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 4,119
Abstract: The Tineidae - the clothes-moth family - comprises more than 2,000 currently recognized species (with almost 3000 applicable names) of small to medium-sized moths. They differ from all other Lepidoptera in their unorthodox larval biology: most tineid larvae feed on plant or animal detritus, lichen or fungi. In addition to the data available in the Catalogue of Life, this database also gives information on where, when and by whom each taxon was described, and where the original type specimen(s) came from.
Organization: Natural History Museum, London, UK
Website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/tineidae
Bibliographic citation: Robinson G.S (†) (2017). Tineidae NHM: Global Taxonomic Database of Tineidae (Lepidoptera) (version 9.0, Nov 2011). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 29th May 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.