Caterpillars
of Butterflies and Moths in Australia
 

  

pupae
  

adults
  

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

AGANAIDAE
Tropical Tiger Moths
ANTHELIDAE
Australian Woolly Bears
ARCTIIDAE
Footmen, Woolly Bears, Tiger Moths
BOMBYCIDAE
Silkworms
BUCCULATRICIDAE
Flat Moths
CARTHAEIDAE
Dryandra Moths
CASTNIIDAE
Sun Moths
CHOREUTIDAE
Metalmark Moths
COSMOPTERIGIDAE
Seed Borers
COSSIDAE
Witchetty Grubs, Borers, Goat Moths
CRAMBIDAE
Webworms, Shoot Borers
DEPRESSARIIDAE
Flat-Bodied Moths
EPERMENIIDAE
Fringe-tufted Moths
ETHMIIDAE
Black-spotted Moths
EUPTEROTIDAE
Monkey Moths
GELECHIIDAE
Twirler Moths
GEOMETRIDAE
Inchworms, Carpets, Emeralds, Waves
GRACILLARIIDAE
Leaf Miners, Stem Borers
HEPIALIDAE
Ghost & Swift Moths
HESPERIIDAE
Darters, Skippers
HYPERTROPHIDAE
Twig Moths
HYBLAEIDAE
Teak Moths
LACTURIDAE
Lactura Group
LASIOCAMPIDAE
Lappet & Snout Moths
LIMACODIDAE
Cup & Slug Moths
LYCAENIDAE
Blues, Coppers
LYMANTRIIDAE
Tussock Moths
NOCTUIDAE
Cutworms, Underwings

NOLIDAE
Hatted Caterpillars
NOTODONTIDAE
Prominents, Bag Shelter Moths,
Processionary Caterpillars
NYMPHALIDAE
Satyrs, Nymphs, Daniids
OECOPHORIDAE
Concealer Moths
OENOSANDRIDAE
Snub Moths
PAPILIONIDAE
Swallowtails, Birdwings
PIERIDAE
Whites, Yellows
PLUTELLIDAE
Diamondback Moths
PSYCHIDAE
Bag & Case Moths
PTEROPHORIDAE
Plume Moths
PYRALIDAE
Snout, Frass, Meal, & Flour Moths
SATURNIIDAE
Emperor Moths
SESIIDAE
Clear Wings
SPHINGIDAE
Hawk Moths
TINEIDAE
Clothes Moths
TORTRICIDAE
Leaf Rollers, Bell Moths
URANIIDAE
Swallowtail Moths
XYLORYCTIDAE
Timber Moths
ZYGAENIDAE
Foresters, Burnet Moths



Some unidentified Australian Caterpillars

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(updated 19 November 2012, 31 August 2014, 24 April 2015)