Aglossa pinguinalis

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Aglossa pinguinalis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Pyralinae
Tribe: Pyralini
Genus: Aglossa
Species: A. pinguinalis
Binomial name
Aglossa pinguinalis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Pyralis pinguinalis Linnaeus, 1758
  • Tinea marmorella Geoffroy, 1785
  • Tinea marmoratella Villers, 1789
  • Crambus pinguiculatus Haworth, 1809
  • Crambus pinguinatus Haworth, 1809
  • Aglossa streatfieldii Curtis, 1833
  • Aglossa streatfieldii Curtis, 1833
  • Aglossa guicciardii Constantinio, 1922

Aglossa pinguinalis, also known as the large tabby and grease moth, is a moth in the Pyralinae subfamily.[1][2][3]

The forewings are grayish brown clouded with a darker hue. They are covered by two indented lines.[3] The dark-hued larvae feed on greasy clothing,[3] animal droppings,[1] dead vegetation,[1] fruit[citation needed] and grasses[citation needed].


  1. ^ a b c "1421 Large Tabby Aglossa pinguinalis". Hants Moths. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Large Tabby Aglossa pinguinalis". UKMoths. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  3. ^ a b c Wikisource-logo.svg "Grease-Moth". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.