The Bucculatricidae are a small family of moths with representatives in all parts of the world.
Some authors place the group as a subfamily of the Lyonetiidae family.
The adults of this family are hardly visible, being very small with narrow wings wrapped around the body when at rest.
The larvae are leaf miners and form distinctive brown spots on the leaves. When larger, they also feed on the leaves externally. Many species have specific host plants . Pupae often have longitudinal ridges as a distinctive feature.