The Tineidae are a family of moths in the order Lepidoptera, the superfamily Tineoidea. The family contains more than 3,000 species in over 300 genera. Br>
Most moths tineidi are small or medium in size with a wingspan ranging from 0.7 to 3.6 cm, with wings that resemble a spear head rounded
arranged as a roof on the body, when at rest. They are especially common in Palearctic region although widespread in other areas
The larvae of Tineidae are unusual among Lepidoptera, only a small number of species feed on living plants, most other ,feeds on mushrooms,
lichens, and debris. The known members of the family are the clothes moths, which have adapted to feed on the tissues. The most common among the latter
They are: Tinea pellionella, the Tineola bisselliella and Trichophaga tapetzella.
Something special is the kind Ceratophaga, the members of which feed exclusively keratin in the form of horns and hooves of dead mammals and even death turtle shells.