[1]Tineoidea is the ditrysian superfamily of around 4000 moths species including clothes moths, carpet moths, bagworms and relatives. [2]There are five families usually included within it, Eriocottidae, Dryadaulidae, Meessiidae, Tineidae and Psychidae,[3] whose systematics are still under‐studied.

Real clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Infraorder: Heteroneura
Clade: Eulepidoptera
Clade: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Tineoidea
Latreille, 1810
4,200 species

Some authors merge the Tineoidea and all or part of the Gracillarioidea; in this case the Tineoidea sensu stricto are downranked to a series Tineiformes.


  1. ^ Regier, Jerome C.; Mitter, Charles; Davis, Donald R.; Harrison, Terry L.; Sohn, Jae-Cheon; Cummings, Michael P.; Zwick, Andreas; Mitter, Kim T. (2015). "A molecular phylogeny and revised classification for the oldest ditrysian moth lineages (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea), with implications for ancestral feeding habits of the mega-diverse Ditrysia". Systematic Entomology. 40 (2): 409–432. doi:10.1111/syen.12110. ISSN 1365-3113. S2CID 85287782.
  2. ^ Roh, Seung Jin & Shin, Young-Min & Lee, Dong-Jun & Byun, Bong-Kyu. (2020). The first record of Dryadaulidae (Lepidoptera, Tineoidea) from Korea with the description of a new species, Dryadaula koreana sp. nov. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343354565_The_first_record_of_Dryadaulidae_Lepidoptera_Tineoidea_from_Korea_with_the_description_of_a_new_species_Dryadaula_koreana_sp_nov
  3. ^ "The Meessiidae (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea) of Korea," Seung Jin Roh and Bong-Kyu Byun, Florida Entomologist 102(1), 65-75, 11 April 2019. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.102.0110
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