ARCTIIDAE of Australia NOCTUOIDEA
Footmen, Woolly Bears, Tigers, Ermines, Wasp Moths
 

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

ARCTIIDAE

eggs
  
ARCTIIDAE

caterpillars
  
ARCTIIDAE

pupae
  
ARCTIIDAE

moths
  
ARCTIIDAE

undersides

This family is sometimes listed as a subfamily of EREBIDAE, but the caterpillars of ARCTIIDAE are all very hairy, and those of the other subfamilies of EREBIDAE are all rather smooth, so we have retained it as family in its own right followig the Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia.

The 300 named Australian members of ARCTIIDAE are divided taxonomically into the three subfamilies listed here:

Tiger Moths ARCTIINAE, 32 named species
ARCTIINAE

eggs
 
ARCTIINAE

caterpillars
 
ARCTIINAE

pupae
 
ARCTIINAE

moths
 
ARCTIINAE

undersides
 
ARCTIINAE

forewings

Wasp Moths CTENUCHINAE, 53 named species
CTENUCHINAE

caterpillars
 
CTENUCHINAE

pupae
 
CTENUCHINAE

moths
 
CTENUCHINAE

undersides

Footmen LITHOSIINAE, 215 named species
LITHOSIINAE

eggs
 
LITHOSIINAE

caterpillars
 
LITHOSIINAE

pupae
 
LITHOSIINAE

moths
 
LITHOSIINAE

undersides

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(updated 4 July 2014, 25 April 2018, 27 May 2020)