Full name: Tineidae NHM: Global taxonomic database of Tineidae (Lepidoptera)
Short name: Tineidae NHM
Version: 8.0, Jun 2007
Release date: 2007-06-13
Authors/editors: G.S. Robinson
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Lepidoptera - Tineoidea - Tineidae
English name of the group: Clothes-moths
Number of species: 2,340
Number of infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 542
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 2,882
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./entomology/tineidae/index.html