Order Lepidoptera, family Tineidae

Publication Type:

Book Chapter


Gaedike, R.


Arthropod fauna of the UAE, Volume 2, p.433-444 (2009)


Lepidoptera; Tineidae; United Arab Emirates


The following list is the first contribution to the knowledge of the family Tineidae from the United Arab Emirates. The study bases on the examination for tineid specimens, collected by Cees Gielis and Jaroslaw Buszko during three collection trips in 2006 and 2007. To the type series of two species were add some specimens from Yemen, Oman and Sudan.

There were established eight species, from which three are new to the science. Other 20 species are known from the neighbourhood areas, it seems to be possible, that some of them could be recorded in the UAE too.