Tineidae NHM: Global Taxonomic Database of Tineidae (Lepidoptera) in the Catalogue of Life
CitationThe Catalogue of Life Partnership (2017). Tineidae NHM: Global Taxonomic Database of Tineidae (Lepidoptera) in the Catalogue of Life. Checklist Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/4vwckx accessed via GBIF.org on 2017-08-24.
DescriptionThe 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.
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