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  1. tineid, tineid mothnoun

    small yellowish moths whose larvae feed on wool or fur


  1. tineid moth

    Tineidae is a family of moths in the order Lepidoptera described by Pierre André Latreille in 1810. Collectively, they are known as fungus moths or tineid moths. The family contains considerably more than 3,000 species in more than 300 genera. Most of the tineid moths are small or medium-sized, with wings held roofwise over the body when at rest. They are particularly common in the Palaearctic, but many occur elsewhere, and some are found very widely as introduced species. Tineids are unusual among Lepidoptera as the larvae of only a very small number of species feed on living plants, the majority feeding on fungi, lichens, and detritus. The most familiar members of the family are the clothes moths, which have adapted to feeding on stored fabrics and led to their reputation as a household pest. The most widespread of such species are the common clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella), the case-bearing clothes moth (Tinea pellionella), and the carpet moth (Trichophaga tapetzella); the brown-dotted clothes moth (Niditinea fuscella) despite its name, preferentially feeds on feathers in bird nests. One remarkable genus is Ceratophaga, whose members feed exclusively on pure keratin in the form of the horns and hooves of dead mammals and even the shells of dead tortoises.


  1. tineid moth

    A tineid moth is a small-sized insect that belongs to the family Tineidae of the order Lepidoptera. This family consists of numerous species known for their worm-like larvae stage, during which they are often destructive pests that feed on various materials including wool, fur, feathers, and plant matter. The adult moths typically have narrow wings and are often drably colored. One well-known tineid is the common clothes moth.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tineid moth in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tineid moth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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