AGONOXENIDAE of Australia
Palm Moths
GELECHIOIDEA
  
  
AGONOXENIDAE

moths
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Some taxonomists think that AGONOXENINAE is a subfamily of BLASTODACNIDAE, and some that BLASTODACNINAE is a subfamily of AGONOXENIDAE, but here following the Checklist, we treat them both as separate families.

As this: AGONOXENIDAE only contains four named species in the whole world :

  • Agonoxena argaula ( Coconut Leafminer ) is a pest on Coconut Palm ( Cocos nucifera ) in Fiji and Hawaii.
  • Agonoxena pyrogramma is also a pest on Coconut Palm, in Indonesia.
  • Agonoxena miniana is a pest on Betel Nuts ( Areca catechu ) in Indonesia.

    and in Australia :

    Agonoxena phoenicea : Palm Moth

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    (updated 31 May 2014, 20 July 2017)