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

Tineoidea is the ditrysian superfamily of moths that includes clothes moths, bagworms and relatives. There are six families usually included within it, [1] Eriocottidae, Arrhenophanidae, Lypusidae, Acrolophidae, Tineidae and Psychidae, whose relationships are currently uncertain.

The Lypusidae, for example, might belong to the Gelechioidea. [2]

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.

Real clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella) Tineola.bisselliella.7218.jpg
Real clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella)

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  2. Heikkilä, Maria (2009). "Reassessment of the enigmatic Lepidopteran family Lypusidae (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea; Gelechioidea)". Systematic Entomology. 35: 71–89. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00483.x. S2CID   84025464.