World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Nolidae

Article Id: WHEBN0002000882
Reproduction Date:

Title: Nolidae  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Noctuoidea, Short-cloaked Moth, Nolinae, Chora, Nolidae
Collection: Moth Families, Noctuoidea, Nolidae
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Nolidae

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:

References

  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


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.