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Tuft Moth

Family: Nolidae, Subfamily: Nolinae


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. The larvae also tend to have muted colors and tufts of short hairs.


Seen at a farm.

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Maharashtra, India

Lat: 19.00, Long: 73.54

Spotted on Aug 20, 2017
Submitted on Aug 29, 2017

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