(subclass Pterygota, order Lepidoptera)
Widespread family of very small to small moths. The wings are fringed with long, hair-like scales. At rest the antennae are held porrect. Larvae are leaf-miners in the first instar, and then construct cases. As case-bearers, the larvae feed externally or are leaf-miners. Pupation usually occurs in the larval case.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.