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Scientific classification
  • Pyralis pinguinalis Linnaeus, 1758
  • Tinea marmorella Geoffroy, 1785
  • Tinea marmoratella Villers, 1789
  • Crambus pinguiculatus Haworth, 1809
  • Crambus pinguinatus Haworth, 1809
  • Aglossa streatfieldii Curtis, 1833
  • Aglossa streatfieldii Curtis, 1833
  • Aglossa guicciardii Constantinio, 1922

Aglossa pinguinalis, the large tabby or grease moth, is a moth in the subfamily Pyralinae. The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae.

The forewings are greyish brown clouded with a darker hue. They are covered by two indented lines. The dark-hued larvae feed on animal fats, greasy clothing, animal droppings, dead vegetation, fruit and grasses.

Native to Eurasia. It has been introduced in North America.

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