Tinagma balteolella, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki
The Family Douglasiidae (Douglas Moths)
The Family Douglasiidae
The family Douglasiidae (Douglas moths) is a small family including around 28 species of moths worldwide. Tinagma is the largest genus of the family.
They are small-sized moths with an average 6-15 mm wingspan and with long fringes in their hindwings.
The larvae are leaf miners or borers, primarily in stems and petioles of plants that belong to the families Boraginaceae, Labiatae, and Rosaceae.
The following species are representative species of the Douglasiidae moths that have been photographed on the island of Crete. You can obtain more information about each species, by selecting the relative species icon. The list of Douglasiidae species is nondefinitive.
List of Douglasiidae species in Crete