Tineola atricoma is a species of fungus moth (family Tineidae, subfamily Tineinae). It is known from Antananarivo, Madagascar.
In biology, a species ( ) is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank of an organism, as well as a unit of biodiversity. A species is often defined as the largest group of organisms in which any two individuals of the appropriate sexes or mating types can produce fertile offspring, typically by sexual reproduction. Other ways of defining species include their karyotype, DNA sequence, morphology, behaviour or ecological niche. In addition, paleontologists use the concept of the chronospecies since fossil reproduction cannot be examined. While these definitions may seem adequate, when looked at more closely they represent problematic species concepts. For example, the boundaries between closely related species become unclear with hybridisation, in a species complex of hundreds of similar microspecies, and in a ring species. Also, among organisms that reproduce only asexually, the concept of a reproductive species breaks down, and each clone is potentially a microspecies.
Family is one of the eight major hierarcical taxonomic ranks in Linnaean taxonomy; it is classified between order and genus. A family may be divided into subfamilies, which are intermediate ranks between the ranks of family and genus. The official family names are Latin in origin; however, popular names are often used: for example, walnut trees and hickory trees belong to the family Juglandaceae, but that family is commonly referred to as being the "walnut family".
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.
This species has a wingspan of 18 mm. Head black. Palpi dark fuscous. Antennae over l, pale greyish. Thorax light purplish grey, anterior margin black. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded; deep greyish purple, cilia pale grey. Hindwings purplish-bronzy grey; cilia light grey.
Chrysocrata is a genus of moths belonging to the family Tineidae that is found in Madagascar.
Hilaroptera is a genus of moths belonging to the family Tineidae. It contains only one species, Hilaroptera viettei, which is found in Madagascar.
Protaphreutis borboniella is a moth of the family Tineidae. It is found on Réunion, Madagascar and Mauritius.
Rhynchoferella syncentra is a moth of the Copromorphidae family. It is found in Madagascar and South Africa, where it is known from Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng.
Anachastis is a genus of moths of the Xyloryctidae family from the Seychelles. It contains only one species, Anachastis digitata.
Catanomistis is a genus of moths of the family Xyloryctidae. It contains only one species, Catanomistis loxophracta, which is found in Madagascar.
Ancylometis scaeocosma is a species of moth in the family Oecophoridae. It is known from La Réunion.
Nagia linteola is a species of moth in the family Erebidae first described by Achille Guenée in 1852. This species occurs in South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, the Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar, Indonesia (Borneo), India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and in Australia, where it has been recorded from Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and Victoria.
Lyonetia probolactis is a moth in the family Lyonetiidae. It is known from Mahé and Silhouette islands in the Seychelles.
Amphixystis anachoreta is a moth of the family Tineidae. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1921 and is found in Zimbabwe.
Opogona autogama is a moth of the family Tineidae.
Scalidomia fetialis is a moth in the family Tineidae. It is found in West- and Central-Africa and on the Comoros.
Promodra nigrata is a species of moth in the Tortricidae family. The species was described by Razowski in 2008. It is found in South Africa.
Edosa rhodesica is a species of moth of the family Tineidae. It was described by Hungarian entomologist László Anthony Gozmány in 1967 and is found in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Ancylometis isophaula is a species of moth in the family Oecophoridae. It is known from Madagascar.
Amphixystis cymataula is a moth of the family Tineidae. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1909 and is found in Zimbabwe.
Scalmatica insularis is a moth of the family Tineidae. It was described by Hungarian entomologist László Anthony Gozmány in 1969 and is found in eastern Madagascar.
Perissomastix madagascarica is a moth of the family Tineidae. It was described by Hungarian entomologist László Anthony Gozmány in 1969 and is found in Madagascar.
Ctenoplusia fracta is a moth of the family Notodontidae first described by Francis Walker in 1858.
Grapholita dysaethria is a moth of the family Tortricidae first described by Alexey Diakonoff in 1982. It is found in Sri Lanka.