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 97 named Australian members of COSSIDAE are:

Archaeoses magicosema

  • Archaeoses pentasema
  • Archaeoses polygrapha

  • Brephomorpha cineraria

    Brevicyttara cyclospila

    Catoxophylla cyanauges

    Charmoses dumigani

    Cossodes lyonetii

  • Culama alpina
  • Culama anthracica
    Culama australis
  • Culama crepera
  • Culama dasythrix
  • Culama glauca
    Culama suffusca
    Culama species

  • Duomitus ceramica

  • Endoxyla acontucha
  • Endoxyla affinis
    Endoxyla amphiplecta
  • Endoxyla angasii
  • Endoxyla arachnophora
  • Endoxyla biarpiti
  • Endoxyla bipustulatus
    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 adrienneae
  • Sympycnodes arachnophora
    Sympycnodes digitata
    Sympycnodes dunnorum
    Sympycnodes epicycla
  • Sympycnodes interstincta
  • Sympycnodes rhaptodes
  • Sympycnodes salterra
  • Sympycnodes tripartita
  • Sympycnodes uptoni

    Trismelasmos donovani

  • Trismelasmos tectorius

    Xyleutes persona

    Zeuzera aeglospila

  • Zeuzera quieta

  • Zyganisus acalanthis
  • Zyganisus cadigalorum
    Zyganisus caliginosus : Australian Goat Moth
    Zyganisus fulvicollis
    Zyganisus propedia

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    (updated 29 December 2014, 3 February 2017)