CALPINAE in Australia
Underwings and Fruit Sucking Moths
including OPHIDERINAE
NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 

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

CALPINAE

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CALPINAE

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CALPINAE

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CALPINAE

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CALPINAE

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The Caterpillars of CALPINAE are usually smooth, lacking obvious hairs. Many have one or more pairs of prolegs missing, and so move in a looping fashion.

Some of the adult moths of CALPINAE have brightly coloured hind wings which are normally covered (the "underwings"). The CALPINAE moths also include a number pests which puncture fruit in order to feed on the juice.

CALPINAE is a controversial family, and different taxonomists include differing genera within it. Nielsen et al. included this group of species in the subfamily CATOCALINAE, while other taxonomists treat versions of it as a subfamily of EREBIDAE. Here mainly for computational convenience we include a version of it as a subfamily of the NOCTUIDAE.

Some common named Australian species in CALPINAE are:

Abriesa derna

Achaea argilla
Achaea eusciasta
Achaea janata : Croton or Castor Oil Caterpillar
Achaea serva

Agamana cavatalis
Agamana conjungens
Agamana sarmentosa

Amphiongia chordophoides

Anomis combinans
Anomis definata
Anomis figlina
Anomis flava
Anomis involuta
Anomis lyona
Anomis nigritarsis
Anomis planalis

Anticarsia irrorata

Arcte coerula : Ramie Moth

Arthisma scissuralis

Attatha species

Avitta discipuncta
Avitta rufifrons

Calyptra minuticornis : Vampire Moth

Conosema pratti

Crithote pannicula

Crypsiprora orthogramma

Cultripalpa partita

Daona detersalis

Dermaleipa microrrhoea

Diatenes aglossoides
Diatenes gerula
Diatenes igneipicta

Egone bipunctalis

Episparis angulatilinea

Eporectis tephropis

Eudocima aurantia : Fruit Sucking Moth
Eudocima cocalus : Cocalus Fruit Piercing Moth
Eudocima fullonia : Fruit Piercing Moth
Eudocima iridescens
Eudocima jordani
Eudocima materna
Eudocima salaminia : Green Fruit-piercing Moth

Fodina ostorius

Hyperlopha aridela
Hyperlopha cristifera

Hypocala affinis
Hypocala deflorata
Hypocala guttiventris

Hypospila creberrima
Hypospila dochmotoma

Ischyja albata
Ischyja ebusa
Ischyja manlia
Ischyja neocherina

Mecodina bisignata
Mecodina praecipua

Meranda holochrysa
Meranda susialis

Nagia linteola

Ophiusa coronata
Ophiusa discriminans
Ophiusa disjungens
Ophiusa hituense
Ophiusa parcemacula
Ophiusa tirhaca

Ophyx eurrhoa
Ophyx ochroptera
Ophyx pseudoptera

Oraesia argyrosigna
Oraesia emarginata : Fruit Piercing Moth

Oxygonitis sericeata
Oxygonitis sericeoides

Oxyodes scrobiculata : Longan Leaf Eating Looper
Oxyodes tricolor

Pangrapta adoxopis

Phyllodes imperialis : Imperial Fruit Sucking Moth

Phytometra formosalis
Phytometra laevis

Plusiodonta arctipennis
Plusiodonta coelonota

Polydesma boarmoides

Polydesmiola meekii

Praxis dirigens
Praxis edwardsii
Praxis marmarinopa
Praxis pandesma
Praxis porphyretica

Prorocopis euxantha
Prorocopis melanochorda

Pseudogyrtona perversa

Raparna crocophara

Rhapsa suscitatalis

Rhesalides curvata

Rusicada revocans

Saroba maculicosta
Saroba rufescens
Saroba trimaculata

Schistorhynx unistriga

Stenoprora apicinota

Sypna buruensis

Tamba cyrtogramma
Tamba elachista
Tamba haemacta

Thyas miniacea

Tolpia conscitulana
Tolpia myops

Ulotrichopus dinawa

Xenogenes gloriosa
Xenogenes miranda

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(created 25 July 2015, updated 13 March 2017)