Catalogue of the Alucitoidea of the World, version (04 Jul 2024)

This digital catalogue for the Alucitoidea of the world is derived from C. Gielis (2003) Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea (Lepidoptera) (World Catalogue of Insects, volume 4). The data have been curated for inclusion in the Catalogue of Life and updated by Donald Hobern.

Version 1.0 includes updates to reflect recent changes in taxonomy and new species. The most significant change since the 2003 catalogue has been the synonymisation of Tineodidae with Alucitidae (Heikkil? et al. 2015 ), which results in all genera now appearing in a single family, at present without a recognised division into subfamilies and tribes.

Comments, corrections and additions are always welcome. Please use the contact form on my blog.

Use the search and browse tool below to access information on any name or species, or go directly to the full Catalogue.


Cees Gielis is responsible for most of the hard work in originally gathering and curating the content for this Catalogue.

The catalogue search and browse tool used on this page is an open source component developed by the Catalogue of Life available from their Github CatalogueOfLife / portal-components repository.