Tineoidea

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Tineoidea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Tineoidea
Latreille, 1810
Families

Acrolophidae
Arrhenophanidae
Eriocottidae
Lypusidae
Psychidae
Tineidae

Diversity
4,200 species

Tineoidea is the superfamily of moths that includes clothes moths, bagworms and relatives. There are six families usually included within it,[1] Eriocottidae, Arrhenophanidae, Lypusidae, Acrolophidae, Tineidae and Psychidae, whose relationships are currently uncertain.

The Lypusidae, for example, might actually belong to the Gelechioidea.[2]

Some authors merge the Tineoidea and all or part of the Gracillarioidea; in this case the Tineoidea sensu stricto are downranked to a series Tineiformes.

Sources[edit]

  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders, edited by Christopher O'Toole, ISBN 1-55297-612-2, 2002

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