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

LACTURIDAE

caterpillars
  
LACTURIDAE

cocoon
  
LACTURIDAE

moths

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

    Eustixis aglaodora
    Eustixis calliphylla
    Eustixis caminaea

  • Eustixis cristata
  • Eustixis dives
  • Eustixis egregiella
    Eustixis erythocera
    Eustixis erythractis
  • Eustixis haplochroa
  • Eustixis laetifera
    Eustixis leucophthalma
    Eustixis mactata
    Eustixis panopsia
    Eustixis parallela
  • Eustixis phoenobapta
  • Eustixis pilcheri
  • Eustixis pteropoecila
  • Eustixis rhodomochla
  • Eustixis rubritexta
    Eustixis sapotearum

    Lactura picta

  • Lactura thiospila

  • Thyridectis psephonoma

    Trychnomera anthemis

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    (updated 18 July 2015, 19 June 2017)