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Nemapogon variatella.jpg
Adult Nemapogon variatella, Espoo, Finland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Family: Tineidae
Subfamily: Nemapogoninae
Genus: Nemapogon
Schrank, 1802
Type species
Phalaena (Tinea) granella
Linnaeus, 1758
69 species

Numerous, see text

Nemapogon is a genus of the fungus moth family, Tineidae. Therein, it belongs to the subfamily Nemapogoninae. As evident by its name, it is the type genus of its subfamily.[1]


As of 2007, 69 species of Nemapogon had been described. New ones are still being discovered on a regular basis:[2]


Junior synonyms of Nemapogon are:[3]

  • Anemapogon Zaguljaev, 1963
  • "Brosis" Hübner, 1806 (suppressed name)
  • Brosis Hübner, 1822 (non Billberg, 1820: preoccupied)
  • Diaphthirusa Hübner, [1825]
  • Longiductus Zaguljaev, 1964
  • Nematopogon Agassiz, 1847 (unjustified emendation; non Zeller, 1839: preoccupied)
  • Paranemapogon Zaguljaev, 1964
  • Petalographis Zaguljaev,1962

The genus name Brosis was first proposed by J. Hübner in 1806, but in a book – the famous Tentamen determinsationis ("Preliminary examination") – that was essentially an immense discussion paper and not a valid work of zoological nomenclature. When Hübner came to validly erect the genus in his 1822 genus list (Systematisch-alphabetisches Verzeichnis), it had already been used by G.J. Billberg for what is nowadays considered the Incurvariidae genus Incurvaria.[4]



  1. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004c), FE (2009), and see references in Svela (2009)
  2. ^ FE (2009), Robinson [2010]
  3. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004c), ABRS (2008), FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2009)
  4. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004ab)