Caterpillars
of Butterflies and Moths in Australia
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


eggs
  

pupae
  

adults
  

undersides


AGANAIDAE

Tropical Tiger Moths

ANTHELIDAE

Australian Woolly Bears

ARCTIIDAE

Footmen, Woolly Bears, Tiger Moths

BOMBYCIDAE

Silkworms

BUCCULATRICIDAE

Flat Moths

CARPOSINIDAE

Fruitworms

CARTHAEIDAE

Dryandra Moths

CASTNIIDAE

Sun Moths

CHOREUTIDAE

Metalmark Moths

COSMOPTERIGIDAE

Seed Borers

COSSIDAE

Witchetty Grubs, Borers, Goat Moths

CRAMBIDAE

Webworms, Shoot Borers

CYCLOTORNIDAE

Ant Worms
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DEPRESSARIIDAE

Flat-Bodied Moths

ELACHISTIDAE

Grass Borer Moths

EPERMENIIDAE

Fringe-tufted Moths

EPIPYROPIDAE

Planthopper Parasite 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

HYBLAEIDAE

Teak Moths

HYPERTROPHIDAE

Twig 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



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(updated 19 November 2012, 17 July 2017)