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Adult alucitids are delicate, small moths (wingspan 7-28mm; Common 1990) with broad wings that are divided to some degree into multiple lobes. They rest with wings spread out and appressed to the substrate. In Alucita and most other alucitids, the wingspan is typically less than 10mm, and the wings are deeply divided into separate "plumes", six plumes in the forewing and six or seven in the hindwing (Dugdale et al. 1999). In a few Old World tropical genera with larger adults, however, the divisions in the wings are fewer and less deep, as in these pictures of Triscaedecia septemdactyla and Hebdomactis crystallodes.