The Cosmopterigidae are a family of microlepidoptera cosmopolitan. These are small moths with wings narrow and elongated, whose larvae feed inside the leaves,
seeds and stalks, their host plants (so-called miners), some species are fungivore. There are over 1,500 known species worldwide, with diverse taxonomy above all in the Australian region,
aprossimativamente with 780 species (Heppner, 1991).
Characteristic of many belonging to the family, are the palps, particularly long and curved.