''Tinea pellionella'', the case-bearing clothes moth, is a species of tineoid moth in the family Tineidae, the fungus moths. It is the type species of the genus ''Tinea'', which in turn is the type genus of the subfamily, family, as well as the superfamily Tineoidea. Its scientific name is derived from "tinea", a generic term for micromoths, and the Latin term for a furrier, ''pellionellus''.
This species has a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring nearly worldwide. It is synanthropic;.. more