Nolidae is a family of moths with about 1,400 described species worldwide. The family was erected by George Hampson in 1894. They are mostly small with dull coloration, the main distinguishing feature being a silk cocoon with a vertical exit slit. The group is sometimes known as tuft moths, after the tufts of raised scales on the forewings of two subfamilies, Nolinae and Collomeninae. The larvae also tend to have muted colors and tufts of short hairs.
|Green silver-lines, Pseudoips prasinana|
Formerly, this group was included in the Noctuidae.
- Afridinae - Afrida
- Bleninae - Blenina
- Diphtherinae - Diphthera (monotypic genus)
- Eariadinae - Earias
- Westermanniinae - Westermannia
Genera incertae sedisEdit
The following genera have yet to be assigned to a subfamily:
- Chinery, Michael (1991). Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe.
- Skinner, Bernard (1984). The Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles.