LACTURIDAE of Australia
ZYGAENOIDEA
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

LACTURIDAE

caterpillars
  
LACTURIDAE

cocoon
  
LACTURIDAE

moths
  
LACTURIDAE

undersides

These tropical species, with brightly coloured adult moths, have been previously been placed in other families by various authors, including PLUTELLIDAE, YPONOMEUTIDAE and HYPONOMEUTIDAE, although the group has not yet been properly reviewed. Here, following Nielsen et al., they are treated as a separate family. The 30 named Australian species that are placed in LACTURIDAE are:

Aictis erythrozona

Anticrates metreta
Anticrates paraxantha
Anticrates phaedima
Anticrates zapyra

  • Burlacena aegerioides

    Lactura aglaodora
    Lactura calliphylla
    Lactura caminaea
    Lactura cristata
    Lactura dives
    Lactura erythocera
    Lactura erythractis
    Lactura haplochroa
    Lactura laetifera
    Lactura leucophthalma
    Lactura mactata
    Lactura panopsia
    Lactura parallela

  • Lactura phoenobapta
    Lactura picta
    Lactura pilcheri
    Lactura pteropoecila
    Lactura rhodomochla
  • Lactura rubritexta
    Lactura sapotearum
  • Lactura thiospila

    Thyridectis psephonoma

    Trychnomera anthemis

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    (updated 18 July 2015, 26 December 2018, 16 March 2019)