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300164 – 0411   Niditinea fuscella (Linnaeus, 1758)
             European House Moth

© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Genitalia: See Metz et al. (2018).
Similar Species:
  • N. fuscella, orleansella and sabroskyi are best separated by dissection.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phalaena fuscella Linnaeus, 1758
Tinea abligatella Walker, 1863
Tinea crinitella Schrank, 1802
Tinea distans Gozmány, 1959
Tinea eurinella Zagulajev, 1952
Oecophora frigidella Packard, 1867
Tinea fuscipunctella Haworth, 1828
Tinea griseella Chambers, 1873
Tinea ignotella Walker, 1864
Tinea nubilipennella Clemens, 1859
Tinea spretella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Taxonomic Notes: Niditinea fuscella (Linnaeus, 1758) is a replacement name for Niditinea spretella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Metz, M.A., D.R. Davis & M.M. Davis, 2018. A New Species of Niditinea (Tineidae: Tineinae) with a Preference for Bird Nests, and the Known Larval Habitats of the Species in the United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 120(1): 153-166.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Niditinea fuscella
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Niditinea fuscella
© Greg Raterman
Niditinea fuscella
LG - – Mark Metz
Niditinea fuscella
LG - – Mark Metz
Niditinea fuscella
10mm – © Mississippi Entomological Museum
Niditinea fuscella
11mm – © Mississippi Entomological Museum

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