Family Momphidae p 211 et seq

A small group of small moths with narrow, strongly fringed wings. Larvae with body covered in small setae; dorsal plates present on the caudal segments (Fig. 127). Larvae are often leaf miners, seed- or shoot-borers.

EXAMPLE: Spuleria atra (pith moth).

Fig. 126 Second abdominal segment of a blastobasid larva - family Blastobasidae.
Fig. 127 Larva of a pith moth, Spuleria atra - family Momphidae (x8).

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