Infurcitinea argentimaculella

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Silver-barred clothes moth
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tineidae
Genus: Infurcitinea
Species: I. argentimaculella
Binomial name
Infurcitinea argentimaculella
(Stainton, 1849)[1]
Synonyms
  • Tinea argentimaculella Stainton, 1849
  • Tinea niveistrigella Heinemann, 1854
  • Tinea sequella Haworth, 1828
  • Tinea vinculimarginella Bruand, [1854]

Infurcitinea argentimaculella, the silver-barred clothes moth, is a moth of the family Tineidae. It was described by Stainton in 1849. It is found in most of Europe, except Ireland, Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania and the Balkan Peninsula.[2]

The wingspan is 7–8 mm.[3] Adults are on wing from July to early August.

The larvae feed on lichens, including Lepraria species, growing on shady rocks, walls or tree trunks. They construct a lichen covered silken tube. Pupation takes place within the tube.[4]

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