They are a family of moths whose taxonomy has long been disputed.
Initially included in the superfamily Yponomeutoidea in family Glyphipterigidae and successively in the superfamily Sesioidea is now considered
the representative of its superfamily: Choreutoidea (Minet, 1986) *.
The relationship of the family with other lines in the group "Apoditrysia" needs a re-evaluation, especially with the new molecular data.
These moths are found throughout the world, with 19 genera divided into three subfamilies.
These small moths often have "metal" scales, moves with sudden flight and are mostly diurnal, although some species are attracted by artificial light.
Some tropical specimens, like the kind Saptha they look spectacular, with metallic bands of bright green.
Members of the genus Brenthia, usually placed in the subfamily Brenthiinae, have the birding on the wings in order to imitate the Jumping spiders (Rota and Wagner, 2006).
* Minet, J. (1986). . Ébauche d'une classificazione moderne de l'ordre des Lépidoptères alexanor 14 (7): 291-313.