COSSIDAE of Australia
COSSOIDEA
Wijuti, Witchety, or Witchetty Grubs,
Goat Moths, Carpenter Moths, Wood Moths,
  

COSSIDAE

caterpillars
  
COSSIDAE

pupae
  
COSSIDAE

moths
  
COSSIDAE

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

The COSSIDAE include many species with large Caterpillars and moths up to 17 cms in wingspan. Many of the Caterpillars have an unpleasant smell: hence their name Goat Moths. Most of the Caterpillars are borers in trees, hence their other names. The Witchetty (Wijuti) Grub is generally the Caterpillar of Endoxyla leucomochla.

The Caterpillars may take up to three years to mature, and pupate within their tunnels.

The moths have long narrow wings, like those of Hawk moths, and are mostly grey.

The 87 named Australian members of COSSIDAE are:

  • Archaeoses magicosema
  • Archaeoses pentasema
  • Archaeoses polygrapha

  • Brephomorpha cineraria

    Brevicyttara cyclospila

  • Catoxophylla cyanauges

  • Charmoses dumigani

    Cossodes lyonetii

    Culama australis

  • Culama crepera
  • Culama dasythrix
    Culama species

  • Duomitus ceramica

  • Endoxyla acontucha
  • Endoxyla affinis
    Endoxyla amphiplecta
  • Endoxyla angasii
  • Endoxyla arachnophora
  • Endoxyla biarpiti
  • Endoxyla bipustulatus
  • Endoxyla cineraria
    Endoxyla cinereus : Giant Wood Moth
  • Endoxyla columbina
  • Endoxyla coscinopa
  • Endoxyla coscinophanes
    Endoxyla decoratus
    Endoxyla dictyoschema
  • Endoxyla didymoplaca
  • Endoxyla dupontchelii
  • Endoxyla edwardsorum
    Endoxyla encalypti : Wattle Goat Moth
    Endoxyla epicycla
  • Endoxyla episticha
  • Endoxyla eremonoma
  • Endoxyla eumitra
  • Endoxyla euplecta
  • Endoxyla euryphaea
  • Endoxyla grisea
  • Endoxyla houlberti
  • Endoxyla interlucens
    Endoxyla leucomochla : Wijuti Grub
  • Endoxyla lichenea
    Endoxyla lituratus : Wattle Goat Moth
    Endoxyla mackeri
    Endoxyla macleayi
  • Endoxyla magnifica
    Endoxyla magniguttata
  • Endoxyla methychroa
  • Endoxyla minutiscripta
    Endoxyla nephocosma
  • Endoxyla neuroxantha
    Endoxyla nubila
  • Endoxyla opposita
  • Endoxyla perigypsa
  • Endoxyla phaeocosma
  • Endoxyla polyplecta
    Endoxyla polyploca
  • Endoxyla pulchra
  • Endoxyla punctifimbria
  • Endoxyla reticulosa
    Endoxyla secta
  • Endoxyla sordida
  • Endoxyla stenoptila
  • Endoxyla tanyctena
  • Endoxyla tenebrifer
  • Endoxyla tigrinus
  • Endoxyla turneri
    Endoxyla vittata
  • Endoxyla zophoplecta
  • Endoxyla zophospila

  • Eusthenica treicleiota

  • Idioses littleri

    Macrocyttara expressa

  • Macrocyttara pamphaea

    Ptilomacra senex

  • Skeletophyllon tempestua

    Sympycnodes dunnorum
    Sympycnodes rhaptodes

  • Sympycnodes tripartita

    Trismelasmos donovani

  • Trismelasmos tectorius

    Xyleutes persona

    Zeuzera aeglospila

  • Zeuzera quieta

    Zyganisus caliginosus : Australian Goat Moth

  • Zyganisus fulvicollis

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    (updated 29 December 2014, 16 July 2015, 15 May 2016)