CALPINAE in Australia
Underwings and Fruit Sucking Moths
including OPHIDERINAE & PANGRAPTINAE
EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA

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

CALPINAE

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CALPINAE

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CALPINAE

forewings

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 EREBIDAE.

Some common named Australian species in CALPINAE are:

Abriesa derna

Acanthoprora melanoleuca

Achaea argilla : Plain Looper
Achaea eusciasta
Achaea janata : Croton Caterpillar or Castor Oil Looper
Achaea mercatoria
Achaea serva

Agamana cavatalis
Agamana conjungens
Agamana pergrata
Agamana sarmentosa

Amphiongia chordophoides : Sculpted Elegant

Anomis combinans
Anomis definata
Anomis figlina
Anomis flava
Anomis involuta : Jute Looper
Anomis lyona
Anomis nigritarsis
Anomis planalis
Anomis psamathodes

Anticarsia irrorata

Arcte coerula : Ramie Moth

Arthisma scissuralis

Attatha species

Avitta discipuncta
Avitta rufifrons

Brachycyttara crypsipyrrha : Cryptic Crest

Brachyona xylodesma

Brana calopasa

Calyptra minuticornis : Vampire Moth

Chodda ochreovenata

Conosema pratti

Crithote pannicula

Crypsiprora orthogramma : Inscribed Crest
Crypsiprora oxymetopa

Cultripalpa partita

Dahlia capnobela

Dermaleipa microrrhoea

Diatenes aglossoides
Diatenes chalybescens
Diatenes gerula
Diatenes igneipicta

Egone bipunctalis : Eastern Two-spot

Epicyrtica bryistis
Epicyrtica docima : Beautiful Double-spot
Epicyrtica hippolopha : Green Double-spot
Epicyrtica lathridia : Secretive Double-spot
Epicyrtica leucostigma : Dark-crescent Double-spot
Epicyrtica lichenophora : Lichen Double-spot
Epicyrtica melanops : Melanic Double-spot
Epicyrtica metallica

Episparis angulatilinea

Eporectis tephropis

  • Eucatephia dinawa

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

    Euryschema tricycla

    Eurythmus bryophiloides

    Fodina ostorius : Rainforest Vine Moth

    Hopetounia carda

    Hyperlopha aridela
    Hyperlopha cristifera

    Hypocala affinis
    Hypocala deflorata : Sharp-nosed Underwing
    Hypocala guttiventris

    Hypoprora tyra

    Hyposemansis asbolaea

    Hypospila creberrima
    Hypospila dochmotoma

    Ischyja albata
    Ischyja ebusa
    Ischyja manlia
    Ischyja neocherina

    Leptotroga costalis

    Lophozancla prolixa

    Mecodina bisignata
    Mecodina praecipua

    Meranda holochrysa
    Meranda susialis : Three-lined Snout

    Nagia compsotrephes
    Nagia linteola : Tropical White-Patch

    Neogabara plagiola

    Oglasa prionosticha

    Olyssa calamitosa

    Ophiusa coronata
    Ophiusa discriminans
    Ophiusa disjungens : Guava Moth
    Ophiusa hituense
    Ophiusa parcemacula : Figure Eight Moth
    Ophiusa tirhaca : Green Drab

    Ophyx eurrhoa
    Ophyx ochroptera
    Ophyx pseudoptera

    Oraesia argyrosigna
    Oraesia emarginata : Fruit Piercing Moth

    Orthozancla rhythmotypa

    Oxygonitis sericeata
    Oxygonitis sericeoides

    Oxyodes scrobiculata : Longan Leaf Eating Looper
    Oxyodes tricolor

    Pangrapta adoxopis

    Parapadna zonophora

    Phyllodes imperialis : Imperial Fruit Sucking Moth

    Phytometra formosalis
    Phytometra laevis : Margined Yellow

    Plecoptera plinthochroa
    Plecoptera reflexa

    Plusiodonta arctipennis : Hooked Elegant
    Plusiodonta coelonota

    Polydesma boarmoides

    Polydesmiola meekii

    Praxis aterrima : Black Praxis
    Praxis difficilis : Enigmatic Praxis
    Praxis dirigens
    Praxis edwardsii : Edward's Praxis
    Praxis marmarinopa : Western Praxis
    Praxis pandesma : Variable Praxis
    Praxis porphyretica : Brown Praxis

    Prorocopis euxantha : Golden Crest
    Prorocopis melanochorda
    Prorocopis transversilinea : Cross-lined Crest

    Pseudogyrtona perversa

    Ramadasa crystallina

    Raparna crocophara

    Rhapsa eretmophora : Rounded Rhapsa
    Rhapsa suscitatalis : Wedged Rhapsa

    Rhesalides curvata

    Savara variabilis

    Schistorhynx unistriga

    Stenocarsia metaplatys

    Stenoprora apicinota

    Sypna buruensis

    Tamba conscripta : Variable Hookwing
    Tamba cyrtogramma
    Tamba elachista
    Tamba haemacta

    Throana blechrodes

    Thyas miniacea

    Ulotrichopus dinawa

    Veia caeruleotincta

    Xanthanomis fuscifrons

    Xenogenes chrysoplaca
    Xenogenes gloriosa : Glorious Owlet
    Xenogenes miranda

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    (written 25 July 2015, updated 30 December 2018, 30 May 2019, 24 October 2020, 16 August 2021)