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

LEPIDOPTERA

eggs
  
LEPIDOPTERA

pupae
  
LEPIDOPTERA

adults
  
LEPIDOPTERA

undersides
  
macro-moths

forewings

Please note that in Australia, like Koalas and Kangaroos, many species of Australian caterpillars are not found anywhere else in the world, but like Foxes and Mice, there are also some overseas species that have made an extra home in Australia.


ANTHELIDAE

Australian Hairy Bears

ARCTIINAE

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

DEPRESSARIIDAE

Flat-Bodied Moths

ELACHISTIDAE

Grass Borer Moths

EPERMENIIDAE

Fringe-tufted Moths

EPIPYROPIDAE

Planthopper Parasite Moths

EREBIDAE

Owlet Moths

ETHMIIDAE

Black-spotted Moths

EUPTEROTIDAE

Monkey Moths

EUTELIIDAE

Euteliid 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

IMMIDAE

Immid Moths

LACTURIDAE

Lactura Group

LASIOCAMPIDAE

Lappet & Snout Moths

LIMACODIDAE

Cup & Slug Moths

LYCAENIDAE

Blues, Coppers

LYMANTRIINAE

Tussock Moths

NOCTUIDAE

Cutworms, Armyworms

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

THYRIDIDAE

Leaf 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, 5 March 2018, 14 March 2019, 20 November 2020)

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