The bucculatricidae or (Bucculatrigidae) are a small family of moths with representatives in all parts of the world.
Some authors place the group as a subfamily of the family Lyonetiidae. The adults of this family are hardly visible,
they are very small with narrow wings wrapped around the body, when at rest. The larvae are leaf miners and form distinctive brown spots
on the leaves. When larger, they feed on the leaves also externally. Many species have specific host plants.
Pupae often have longitudinal ridges as distinctive.