LASIOCAMPIDAE of Australia
Eggar, Lappet and Snout Moths
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Don Herbison-Evans
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Stella Crossley

LASIOCAMPIDAE

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The Caterpillars of LASIOCAMPIDAE are medium to large in size. Some are smooth, and some are hairy. Most have a pair of dorsal glands on abdominal segments six and seven. Many have flaps of skin overhanging their prolegs, hence the name "Lappet Moths" (a 'lappet' is a decorative flap of material on clothing). Many adults have elongated labial palpi, which makes them look like they have long noses, hence their name "Snout Moths".

The 76 named Australian species of LASIOCAMPIDAE are:

  • Anastrolos apasta
  • Anastrolos holopolia
  • Anastrolos porphyrica
  • Anastrolos zoristis

    Cyclophragma centralistrigata
    Cyclophragma cyclomela

    Entometa apicalis : Gum Snout Moth
    Entometa chlorosacca : Green Purse Gum Snout Moth
    Entometa decorata
    Entometa erubescens : One Spot Gum Snout Moth
    Entometa fervens : Common Gum Snout Moth
    Entometa guerinii : Guerin's Gum Snout Moth
    Entometa guttularis : Spotted Gum Moth

  • Eremaea coralliphora
  • Eremaea zonospila

    Genduara acedesta : Painted Clear Winged Snout Moth

  • Genduara albicans
    Genduara contermina : Tan Clear Winged Snout Moth
  • Genduara dianipha
  • Genduara fola
  • Genduara macqueeni
  • Genduara macroptila
    Genduara pinnalis
    Genduara punctigera : Spotted Clear Winged Snout Moth
  • Genduara rhoda
    Genduara subnotata : Clear Winged Snout Moth

  • Neurochyta agrapta
  • Neurochyta edna

    Opsirhina albigutta : White Spotted Snout Moth
    Opsirhina alphaea
    Opsirhina lechriodes : Elusive White Spotted Snout Moth

  • Pararguda albida
    Pararguda australasiae
    Pararguda crenulata
    Pararguda crocota
    Pararguda dasymalla : Alpine Snout Moth
    Pararguda diamphidia
  • Pararguda nana
    Pararguda nasuta : Wattle Snout Moth
  • Pararguda nigriventris
    Pararguda rufescens : Rufous Snout Moth
  • Pararguda spodopa
    Pararguda tephropsis

    Pernattia brevipennis
    Pernattia chlorophragma: Desert Casuarina Moth
    Pernattia pusilla : She-Oak Moth

    Pinara cana : Neat Pinara
    Pinara divisa : Common Pinara
    Pinara metaphaea : Pinara Moth
    Pinara obliqua : Angled Pinara

  • Pinara rufescens
  • Pinara sesiodes

    Porela albifinis : White Tailed Porela

  • Porela amathodes
  • Porela ceraunias
    Porela cinerea
    Porela delineata : Lined Porela
  • Porela euthyerges
    Porela galactodes
    Porela homospila : Desert Porela
  • Porela notabilis
    Porela notodontina : Grey Porela
    Porela obtusa : Blunt Porela
  • Porela rhabditis
    Porela subfasciata : Fasciated Porela
    Porela vetusta : Ancient Porela
    Porela vitulina : Banded Porela

  • Symphyta colpodes
  • Symphyta oxygramma
  • Symphyta nephelodes
    Symphyta nyctopis
    Symphyta psaropis

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    (updated 18 October 2014)