The Zigaenydae are a family of moths belonging to the superfamily Zygaenoidea. They include about 800 species in the world.
Even if they are moths, they have diurnal habits. The flight is rather slow, the antennas have the pinnacle club-shaped. The wingspan is typically 3-4 cm.
The appearance is of a metallic luster. In the Zygaeninae prevail in the colors blue or black, with bright white, red or yellow.
The bright colors are aposematic, that represent a warning to predators that Zigenidi are disgusting:
indeed they contain toxic substances in all stages of their life cycle.