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Species Endrosis sarcitrella (Linnaeus, 1758)

  • Phalaena (Tinea) sarcitrella Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna tria Naturae, secundem Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentis, Synonymis, Locis. Tom.1 Editio decima, reformata. Holmiae : Laurentii Salvii 824 pp. [536].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH unknown, locality unknown.
  • Tinea lactella [Denis, J.N.C.M. & Schiffermüller, I.] 1775. Ankündung eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wienergegend. Vienna : Augustin Bernardi 322 pp. 2 pls. [139].
  • Endrosis kennicottella Clemens, B. 1860. Contributions to American Lepidopterology. No. 4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 12: 156-174 [165].
    Type data:
     Holotype ANSP, North Westfield, Illinois, USA.
  • Tinea betulinella Hübner, J. 1825. Sammlung Europäischer Schmetterlinge. Augsburg : Author Vol. 8. [pl. 67].
  • Gelechia subditella Walker, F. 1864. Tineites. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum 29: 562-835 [657].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH , New Zealand.



Extra Distribution Information

Cosmopolitan, and has accompanied European settlers to most parts of the world.

Introduced from Europe.

Ecological Descriptors

Larva in silken galleries, scavengers of dried animal and plant material. Larval foods: numerous dried commercial products ranging from dried fruits and cereals, wool, dead insects and guano.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
08-Mar-2012 MODIFIED