The ermine moths family (Yponomeutidae) consists of about 600 species, most of which in the tropics.
Larvae tend to form common nests and some are parasites in agriculture, forestry and horticulture.
Some of the adults are very attractive. Adult moths are minor pollinators.
There are five or six subfamily, in fact some authors also include the Plutellidae as a subfamily.
The moths of the Yponomeutidae family are small and medium in size, with wing openings ranging from 8 to 31 mm.
The heads are mostly smooth chips and the lobes are bent upwards.
Wings are long, often fringed. The color is usually white, light gray or gray, often with many dark spots.
They have habits mostly nocturnal. The larvae are leaf miners and leaf skeletonizers, are found on a wide variety of guest plants.