Lepidoptera Family Boarmiida Moths

In the next family-Boarmiida-there are about twenty British members, most of which are very pretty moths. They differ generally from the last family in that their bodies are more slender, and although some of them bear a resemblance to species of the family Ennomida, their wings are not angulated. In several cases the fore and hind wings are both similarly marked, a feature very uncommon with moths.

The caterpillars of this family usually have humps on the sixth and twelfth segments only, and have two pairs of claspers. The pupa are to be found either on the ground, among leaves or moss, or beneath the soil.