The Alucitidae are a family of lepidoptera, with unusually modified wings.
The front and rear wings are made up of about six rigid spines, from which radiate flexible bristles that create a structure similar to feathersthat of a bird.
It is a small family, with approximately a global total of 210 species described so far (although it is likely that some species are not yet discovered).
They are found mainly in temperate or subtropical (but not tropical) regions. They have nocturnal or at most crepuscular habits.