Tinea pellionella Linnaeus, 1758

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FAMILY Tineidae
SUBFAMILY Tineinae
GENUS Tinea
SPECIES pellionella
AUTHORLinnaeus, 1758
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONP.[halaena] Tinea pellionella
TYPE LOCALITYEurope.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Not stated.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Linnaeus C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, .... Tomus I. Editio Decima, Reformata. - — :i–iv, 1–824.
PAGINATION 536 Bhl

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
albella Costa, 1836 Synonym of species
demiurga Meyrick, 1920 Synonym of species
gerasimovi Zagulajev, 1960 Synonym of species
zoolegella (Scopoli, 1763) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint-Helena Wollaston T. V. 1879. Notes on the Lepidoptera of St. Helena, with descriptions of new species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (5) 3(15):219–233; (17): 329–343; (18): 415–441. 422
South Africa   Meyrick E. 1909a. New South African Microlepidoptera. - Annals of the South African Museum 5:349–379. 361
Yemen Socotra Rebel H. 1907a. Lepidopteren aus Südarabien und von der Insel Sokotra. - Denkschriften der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien 71(2):31–130, pl. 1. 129

Notes:  Common across its native Europe, but introduced to many other parts including Australia, North-America and Africa (Picker & Griffiths 2011: 213).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Undefined Undefined Decaying animal matter