Pyralidae

71 species in 41 genera are known from Block Island. This family of mostly small to medium sized moths exhibits a diverse array of larval feeding habits. Many species are gallmakers, borers, leafrollers, or have other phytophagous feeding habits. The family also includes species that feed on honey, wax, and larvae in beehives; several cosmopolitan pests of stored grain; and predators of other insects.