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Title: Nolidae  
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Subject: Noctuoidea, Short-cloaked Moth, Nolinae, Chora, Nolidae
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Nolidae is a family of moths with about 1,400 described species worldwide. 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.[1] The larvae also tend to have muted colors and tufts of short hairs.

Formerly, this group was included in the Noctuidae.

Genera incertae sedis

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


  1. ^ Zahiri, R., Lafontaine, J. D., Holloway, J. D., Kitching, I. J., Schmidt, B. C., Kaila, L. and Wahlberg, N. (2013). "Major lineages of Nolidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) elucidated by molecular phylogenetics".  
  • 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

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