COSMOPTERIGIDAE of Australia
Seed Borers
GELECHIOIDEA
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

COSMOPTERIGIDAE

caterpillars
  
COSMOPTERIGIDAE

pupae
  
COSMOPTERIGIDAE

moths
  
COSMOPTERIGIDAE

undersides

These moths are placed by some taxonomists in ELACHISTIDAE, but here, following the Checklist of Australian Lepidoptera, we list it as a separate family.

Some important members of the 388 named Australian species in COSMOPTERIGIDAE are:

  • Cholotis exodroma
  • Cholotis semnostola

  • Cosmopterix chlorochalca
    Cosmopterix heliactis
    Cosmopterix macrula

  • Diatonica macrogramma

  • Echinoscelis pandani

  • Elachista argopis

  • Eumenodora encrypta

  • Glaphyristis marmarea

  • Haplochrois thalycra

  • Heureta cirrhodora

  • Isorrhoa aetheria

    Ithome lassula

    Labdia ceraunia
    Labdia chryselectra

  • Labdia cyanogramma
    Labdia deliciosella
    Labdia leucombra
    Labdia oxysema
    Labdia species

    Leptozestis harmosta

  • Leptozestis toreutica
    Leptozestis species

    Limnaecia callimitris
    Limnaecia camptosema
    Limnaecia chionospila
    Limnaecia cirrhosema
    Limnaecia cirrhozona
    Limnaecia polycydista
    Limnaecia scoliosema
    Limnaecia tetraplanetis
    Limnaecia spevies

    Macrobathra alternatella
    Macrobathra anacampta

  • Macrobathra anemarcha
    Macrobathra aphristis
    Macrobathra arrectella
  • Macrobathra astrota
    Macrobathra baliomitra
    Macrobathra bigerella
    Macrobathra callipetala
  • Macrobathra callispila
    Macrobathra ceraunobola
    Macrobathra chrysotoxa
  • Macrobathra constrictella
  • Macrobathra crococosma
    Macrobathra desmotoma
    Macrobathra diplochrysa
  • Macrobathra embroneta
  • Macrobathra epimela
  • Macrobathra erythrocephala
    Macrobathra euryleuca
  • Macrobathra euryxantha
    Macrobathra euspila
    Macrobathra hamaxitodes
    Macrobathra heminephela
  • Macrobathra hemitropa
  • Macrobathra heterozona
  • Macrobathra isoscelana
    Macrobathra leucopeda
    Macrobathra leucozancla
  • Macrobathra melanargyra
  • Macrobathra melanomitra
    Macrobathra mesopora
  • Macrobathra monostadia
  • Macrobathra myriophthalma
    Macrobathra nephelomorpha
  • Macrobathra niphadobola
  • Macrobathra philopsamma
  • Macrobathra phryganina
  • Macrobathra platychroa
  • Macrobathra porphyrea
  • Macrobathra rhythmodes
    Macrobathra rubicundella
    Macrobathra sarcoleuca
    Macrobathra vividella
  • Macrobathra xuthocoma

  • Mimodoxa tricommatica

  • Morphotica mirifica

  • Mothonodes obusta

  • Orthromicta argonota

  • Otonoma anemois

  • Paratheta calyptra
  • Paratheta lasiomela
  • Paratheta ochrocoma
    Paratheta species

  • Pechyptila rhodocharis

  • Persicoptila arenosa

  • Phaneroctena spodopasta

    Pyroderces alleotricha : Cosmet Moth
    Pyroderces badia : Florida Pink Scavenger
    Pyroderces falcatella
    Pyroderces rileyi : Pink Scavenger
    Pyroderces terminella
    Pyroderces species

  • Rhadinastis sideropa

  • Scaeosopha mitescens

    Stagmatophora argyrostrepta

  • Tetraconta clepsimorpha

    Trachydora capnopa
    Trachydora centromela
    Trachydora chrysodoxa
    Trachydora musaea
    Trachydora pygaea
    Trachydora species

  • Trissodoris euphaedra

    Xestocasis balanochrysa

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    (updated 16 December 2014, 8 September 2019, 18 December 2020, 22 June 2021)