This first volume of Tineid Moths from Europe treats 179 species of the subfamilies Dryadaulinae, Hapsiferinae, Euplocaminae, Scardiinae, Nemapogoninae and Meessiinae. For each species a diagnosis, colour photos of the moths and line drawings of male and female genitalia are given for identification. Information is added on the life history and distribution of the species. The distribution data are summarised in a table showing the records for each European country. Seven scientific names are synonymised and one species is transferred to another genus.
Material and Methods
The body structure of the Tineoidea
Systematics of the Tineoidea and their family groups
Collection and preparation techniques
Key to the European subfamilies of Tineidae
Check-list of European and Macaronesian Dryadaulinae, Hapsiferinae, Euplocaminae, Scardiinae, Nemapogoninae and Meessiinae
Systematic treatment of the genera and species of European Tineidae
Male genitalia illustrations
Female genitalia illustrations
Index to entomological genus-group names
Index to entomological species-group names
Index to plant and other hosts names
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Reinhard Gaedike, PhD (1970), retired since 2005, previously entomologist at the Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Germany. He has published papers of systematics, zoogeography and faunistics of the lepidopteran families Tineidae, Epermeniidae, Acrolepiidae, Douglasiidae, as well as entomological bibliographies.