Nolidae

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Nolidae
Pseudoips prasinana1.jpg
Green Silver-lines, Pseudoips prasinana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Nolidae
Hampson, 1894
Subfamilies

Afridinae
Nolinae
Chloephorinae
Westermanniinae
Eariadinae
Collomeninae
Bleninae
Risobinae
Eligminae

Nolidae is a family of moths with about 1,400 described species worldwide. They are mostly small with dull colouration, the main distinguishing feature being tufts of raised scales on the forewings (the group is sometimes known as tuft moths). The larvae also tend to have muted colours and tufts of short hairs.

Formerly, this group was included in the Noctuidae.

Genera incertae sedis[edit]

The following nolid genera have not been assigned to a subfamily yet:

References[edit]

  • Chinery, Michael (1986): Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe (Reprinted 1991)
  • Skinner, Bernard (1984): Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles