Underwings, Litter Moths, Piercing Moths Snout Moths
There are approximately 500 named Australian species in EREBIDAE.
Here our species webpages are listed in 8 subfamilies of EREBIDAE :-
The caterpillars of EREBIDAE are usually smooth, lacking obvious hairs. Their bodies are often green, brown or yellow.
Most species of EREBIDAE typically pupate in a sparse cocoon under a leaf of their foodplant or between dead leaves in ground debris.
Note that although the Checklist of Australian Lepidoptera included the subfamilies here in NOCTUIDAE or as separate families in NOCTUOIDEA, following the more recent paper Molecular phylogenetics of Erebidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) here we list them in EREBIDAE.
(written 4 March 2018, updated 4 October 2018)