Photos of adult
Butterflies and Moths in Australia
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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ADELIDAE

Fairy Moths

AGANAIDAE

Tropical Tiger Moths

AGATHIPHAGIDAE

Kauri Moths

AGONOXENIDAE

Palm Moths

ALUCITIDAE

Many-Plumed Moths

ANOMOSETIDAE

Primitive Ghost Moths

ANTHELIDAE

Australian Woolly Bears

ARCTIIDAE

Footmen, Woolly Bears, Tiger Moths

ARGYRESTHIIDAE

Needle Miners

BATRACHEDRIDAE

Fringed Moths

BLASTOBASIDAE

Dull Moths

BLASTODACNIDAE

Detritus Moths

BOMBYCIDAE

Silkworms

BRACHODIDAE

Little Bear Moths

BUCCULATRICIDAE

Little Bear Moths

CARPOSINIDAE

Fruitworms

CARTHAEIDAE

Australian Silkworms

CASTNIIDAE

Sun Moths

CHOREUTIDAE

Metalmark Moths

COLEOPHORIDAE

Case Moths

COPROMORPHIDAE

Fig Borers

COSMOPTERIGIDAE

Seed Borers

COSSIDAE

Witchetty Grubs, Borers, Goat Moths

CRAMBIDAE

Webworms, Shoot Borers

CYCLOTORNIDAE

Ant Worms

DEPRESSARIIDAE

Flat-Bodied Moths

DREPANIDAE

Hook Tip Moths

DUDGEONEIDAE

Lace Moths

ELACHISTIDAE

Grass-miner Moths

EPERMENIIDAE

Fringe-tufted Moths

EPIPYROPIDAE

Planthopper Parasite Moths

ERIOCOTTIDAE

Spiny-winged Moths

ETHMIIDAE

Black-spotted Moths

EUPTEROTIDAE

Monkey Moths

GALACTICIDAE

Webworms

GELECHIIDAE

Twirler Moths

GEOMETRIDAE

Inchworms, Carpets, Emeralds, Waves

GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE

Sedge Moths

GRACILLARIIDAE

Leaf Miners

HELIOCOSMA Group

Tufted Moths

HELIODINIDAE

Metal Moths

HEPIALIDAE

Ghost & Swift Moths

HERMINIIDAE

Dead-leaf worms

HESPERIIDAE

Darters, Skippers

HYBLAEIDAE

Teak Moths

HYPERTROPHIDAE

Twig Moths

IMMIDAE

Immid Moths

LACTURIDAE

Lactura Group

LASIOCAMPIDAE

Lappet & Snout Moths

LECITHOCERIDAE

Tropical Longhorned Moths

LIMACODIDAE

Cup & Slug Moths

LOPHOCORONIDAE

Tiny Ghost Moths

LYCAENIDAE

Blues, Coppers

LYMANTRIIDAE

Tussock Moths

LYONETIIDAE

Stem Borers

MICROPTERIGIDAE

Mandibulate Moths

NEPTICULIDAE

Pigmy Moths

NOCTUIDAE

Cutworms, Underwings

NOLIDAE

Hatted Caterpillars

NOTODONTIDAE

Prominents, Bag Shelter Moths,
Processionary Caterpillars

NYMPHALIDAE

Nymphs, Satyrs, Daniids

OECOPHORIDAE

Concealer Moths

OENOSANDRIDAE

Snub Moths

OPOSTEGIDAE

White Eyecap Moths

PALAEPHATIDAE

Gondwanaland Moths

PAPILIONIDAE

Swallowtails, Birdwings

PIERIDAE

Whites, Yellows

PLUTELLIDAE

Diamondback Moths

PSYCHIDAE

Bagworms

PTEROPHORIDAE

Plume Moths

PYRALIDAE

Snout, Frass, Meal, & Flour Moths

ROESLERSTAMMIIDAE

Small Ermine Moths

SATURNIIDAE

Emperor Moths

SCYTHRIDIDAE

Scythridid Moths

SESIIDAE

Clear Wings

SIMAETHISTIDAE

Simaethistid Moths

SPHINGIDAE

Hawk Moths

SYMMOCIDAE

Symmocid Moths

THYRIDIDAE

Picture-winged Leaf Moths

TINEIDAE

Clothes Moths

TINEODIDAE

False Plume Moths

TORTRICIDAE

Leaf Rollers, Bell Moths

URANIIDAE

Swallowtail Moths

XYLORYCTIDAE

Timber Moths

YPONOMEUTIDAE

Ermine Moths

ZYGAENIDAE

Foresters, Burnet Moths

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(updated 31 March 2013, 13 September 2017)