The Scythrididae are a family of small moths, superfamily Gelechioidea. The species known so far are 523, present mainly in Europe.
The adults are small in size (5-22 mm wingspan) and, when at rest, have a shape of a "drop." They are diurnal, sometimes crepuscular.
The larvae are scheletonized on leaves, buds, flowers and hiding under the webbings. Some species are brachypterous notes.
Many are the host plants, as well as mosses and lichens, but especially Chenopodiaceae, Crassulaceae, Compositae, and grasses *.
* Encyclopedia of Entomology, pp 1488-1489, John B. Heppner
Encyclopedia of Entomologia, pp 1488-1489, John B. Heppner