The introductory chapters of this book give a detailed review of the phylogeny, morphology, classification and biology of Tineidae on a worldwide scale. Detailed morphological treatment of each genus is complemented by illustrations of wing patterns, head structure and head vestiture, venation, and male and female genitalia of representative species.
"The importance of this volume lies not only in its content, but also in demonstrating that a systematic treatise - ostensibly regional - can be of broad value. Systematists in general have much to learn from the style of this admirable monograph." MJ Scoble, Journal of Natural History
"This is a truly outstanding monograph, one of the best published on any Lepidoptera . . . The Australian monograph is more comprehensive, a more detailed, and better illustrated treatment than any previous work on the family." J Powell, American Entomological Society
"It is an outstanding effort by two of the world's leading Lepidoptera specialists; outstanding in conception, content and production... The authors of this book on Tineids must be congratulated as much for their solution to a major logistic problem in biodiversity studies as for their undoubted scientific achievements." L Mound, Biodiversity and Conservation
"Will stand as a landmark publication on the taxonomy of Tineidae... This richly illustrated and referenced work will undoubtedly be the major reference work for the specialist taxonomist, stored prodalist taxonomist, stored product entomologist or lepidopterist working on the Australian Teneidae for many years to come." P Gillespie, Myrmecia