LAURA LEVENS
Upper Beaconsfield Conservation Group,
with Cardinia Shire,
Upper Beaconsfield,
Victoria, Australia.
  
BOOKS

Walks through nature reserves
of Beaconsfield Upper

illustrated by Prue Anderson (1996)

Wildflowers in the Dandenong Ranges,
a beginners guide
(1997)

No legs or many
spineless and wild
(2007)

  

Lepidoptera Photos

ANTHELIDAE


350: possibly male
Anthela repleta

351: underside of #350

352: head of #350

36: caterpillar of
Chelepteryx collesi,

37: Chelepteryx collesi

61: Anthela ocellata

62: underside of #61

190: caterpillar

202: caterpillar

356: female
Anthela acuta

357: underside of #356

358: head of #356



ARCTIIDAE


7: Scoliacma bicolora,
LITHOSIINAE

13: Halone ophiodes,
LITHOSIINAE

17: Termessa nivosa,
LITHOSIINAE

60: Asura lydia,
LITHOSIINAE

53: probably
Castulo doubledayi,
LITHOSIINAE

54: underside of #53

55: head of #53

83: Anestia species,
female laying eggs on cocoon
LITHOSIINAE

82: larva, maybe
Anestia ombrophanes,
LITHOSIINAE

81: maybe
Anestia semiochrea,
LITHOSIINAE

89: probably
Anestia ombrophanes,
LITHOSIINAE

90: underside of #89

97: probably
Nyctemera amicus,
ARCTIINAE

98: caterpillar of #97

253: Utetheisa pulchelloides,
ARCTIINAE

254: underside of 253
Utetheisa pulchelloides,
ARCTIINAE

197: caterpillar

249: Halone consolatrix,
LITHOSIINAE

250: Halone consolatrix,
LITHOSIINAE

251: Halone consolatrix,
LITHOSIINAE

263: Tigrioides alterna,
LITHOSIINAE

264: #263 face
Tigrioides alterna,
LITHOSIINAE

265: #263 underside
Tigrioides alterna,
LITHOSIINAE

310: Thallarcha partita,
LITHOSIINAE

311: head of Thallarcha partita,
LITHOSIINAE

125: Spilosoma curvata,
ARCTIINAE

315: Spilosoma curvata,
ARCTIINAE

316: underside of #315
Spilosoma curvata,
ARCTIINAE

317: head of #315
Spilosoma curvata,
ARCTIINAE

324: probably Halone sejuncta,
LITHOSIINAE

325: underside of #324, probably
Halone sejuncta,
LITHOSIINAE

326: head of #324, probably
Halone sejuncta,
LITHOSIINAE

65: Thallarcha pellax,
LITHOSIINAE

66:underside of #65
Thallarcha pellax,
LITHOSIINAE



COSSIDAE


332: Zyganisus caliginosus,

333: underside of #332,
Zyganisus caliginosus,

334: head of #332,
Zyganisus caliginosus,



CRAMBIDAE


18: Hednota relatalis,
CRAMBINAE

19: Hednota pleniferellus,
CRAMBINAE

85: moth
maybe Glaucocharis species
CRAMBINAE

139: Metasia acharis,
length 7 mm.
SPILOMELINAE

165: Ubida ramostriellus,
CRAMBINAE

222: Scoparia spelaea
SCOPARIINAE,
length 7 mm.

204: caterpillar
Uresiphita ornithopteralis,
PYRAUSTINAE

205: caterpillar head
Uresiphita ornithopteralis,
PYRAUSTINAE

348: Uresiphita ornithopteralis,
PYRAUSTINAE

349: underside of #348
Uresiphita ornithopteralis,
PYRAUSTINAE

11: Musotima nitidalis,
MUSOTIMINAE

194: Musotima nitidalis
MUSOTIMINAE,
length 8mm.

195: again #194
Musotima nitidalis
MUSOTIMINAE,
length 8mm.

196: underside #194
Musotima nitidalis
MUSOTIMINAE,
length 8mm.

336: Scoparia protorthra
SCOPARIINAE.

337: moth #336 underside.
336: Scoparia protorthra
SCOPARIINAE.

338: moth #336 head.
336: Scoparia protorthra
SCOPARIINAE.



GEOMETRIDAE


2: Phallaria ophiusaria,
OENOCHROMINAE

16: female
Chlorocoma stereota,
GEOMETRINAE

283: male
Chlorocoma stereota,
GEOMETRINAE

28: possibly
Parepisparis lutosaria,
OENOCHROMINAE

25: caterpillar

26: caterpillar
or maybe #25 but older

44: length 6mms.,
Taxeotis perlinearia,
OENOCHROMINAE

45: head of #44
Taxeotis perlinearia,
OENOCHROMINAE

41: probably
Ectropis fractaria,
ENNOMINAE

51: probably
Ectropis fractaria,
ENNOMINAE

217: Ectropis fractaria,
ENNOMINAE

218: underside of #217
Ectropis fractaria,
ENNOMINAE

22: maybe
Chryolarentaria insulsata,
LARENTIINAE

49: Poecilasthena pulchraria,
LARENTIINAE

57: Epidesmia chilonaria,
OENOCHROMINAE

67: Fisera perplexata
ENNOMINAE
winter form

72: early instar caterpillar of
Crypsiphona ocultaria,
GEOMETRINAE

73: later instar caterpillar of
Crypsiphona ocultaria,
GEOMETRINAE

74: Crypsiphona ocultaria,
GEOMETRINAE

75: underside of #74
Crypsiphona ocultaria,
GEOMETRINAE

64: Chaetolopha oxyntis,
LARENTIINAE

100: Dissomorphia australiaria,
ENNOMINAE

104: male
Phrissogonus laticostata,
LARENTIINAE

105: male Scioglyptis lyciaria
ENNOMINAE

120: male
Aponotoreas dascia
LARENTIINAE

121: underside
Aponotoreas dascia
LARENTIINAE

122: female
Aponotoreas dascia
LARENTIINAE

123: underside
Aponotoreas dascia
LARENTIINAE

126: Scopula optivata
STERRHINAE

127: underside
Scopula optivata
STERRHINAE

128: moth

135: Thalaina clara
ENNOMINAE

153: probably
Plesanemma fucata
ENNOMINAE

154: head of #153

155: underside
of #153

206: Epidesmia hypenaria,
OENOCHROMINAE

207: underside of #206
Epidesmia hypenaria,
OENOCHROMINAE

208: Scopula rubraria,
STERRHINAE

209: again #208
Scopula rubraria,
STERRHINAE

210: underside of #208
Scopula rubraria,
STERRHINAE

269: Chloroclystis approximata,
LARENTIINAE

270: #269 front
Chloroclystis approximata,
LARENTIINAE

271: #269 underside
Chloroclystis approximata,
LARENTIINAE

272: Aeolochroma metarhodata,
GEOMETRINAE

273: head of #272
Aeolochroma metarhodata,
GEOMETRINAE

274: underside of #272
Aeolochroma metarhodata,
GEOMETRINAE

278: maybe Nearcha curtaria,
OENOCHROMINAE

279: underside of #279
possibly Nearcha curtaria,
OENOCHROMINAE

327: maybe OENOCHROMINAE

328: underside of #327
possibly OENOCHROMINAE

289: length 12 mm, female
Dissomorphia australiaria
ENNOMINAE

290: underside of #289

291: head of #289

302: Epidesmia tryxaria,
OENOCHROMINAE

303: underside of #302
Epidesmia tryxaria,
OENOCHROMINAE

304: head of #302
Epidesmia tryxaria,
OENOCHROMINAE

321: possibly
LARENTIINAE

322: underside of #321

323: head of #321

335: Ectropis lignea,
ENNOMINAE

346: 8mm long
possibly Dichromodes species,
OENOCHROMINAE

347: underside of #346
possibly Dichromodes species,
OENOCHROMINAE

359: Chlorocoma dichloraria,
GEOMETRINAE

360: underside of #359
Chlorocoma dichloraria,
GEOMETRINAE

361: head of #359
Chlorocoma dichloraria,
GEOMETRINAE

362: Idaea species
STERRHINAE

363: underside of #362
Idaea species
STERRHINAE

364: head of #362
Idaea species
STERRHINAE

369: Idaea halmaea
STERRHINAE

370: underside of #369
Idaea halmaea
STERRHINAE

400: female
Pholodes sinistraria
ENNOMINAE

401: underside of #400
Pholodes sinistraria
ENNOMINAE

402: head of #400
Pholodes sinistraria
ENNOMINAE

407: Arhodia lasiocamparia,
OENOCHROMINAE

408: head of #407
Arhodia lasiocamparia,
OENOCHROMINAE

409: underside of #407
Arhodia lasiocamparia,
OENOCHROMINAE

418: moth

419: underside of 418

420: moth
maybe Hypodoxa muscosaria

421: underside of 420

422: head of 420

423: under, vol 2, p. 133



GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE


12: Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis



HEPIALIDAE


10: Oxycanus dirempta

33: male Aenetus ligniveren

108: Oxycanus antipoda

343: probably another
Oxycanus antipoda

344: underside of #343
Oxycanus antipoda

345: head of #343
Oxycanus antipoda

142: probably
Abantiades atripalpis

143: head of #142

144: underside
of #142

52: male
Elhamma australasiae

339: female
Elhamma australasiae

340: #339 underneath
Elhamma australasiae

341: #339 head
Elhamma australasiae

342: #339 eggs
Elhamma australasiae

374: Oncopera species
length 1.5 cms

375: underside of #374 Oncopera species

376: head of #374 Oncopera species


397: male, 3.5 cms long
Aenetus ligniveren


398: male, under
Aenetus ligniveren


399: male, under
Aenetus ligniveren



HESPERIIDAE


29: maybe Signeta flammeata

30: underside of #29
maybe Signeta flammeata

200: Ocybadistes walkeri

201: again #200
Ocybadistes walkeri

59: maybe Hesperilla ornata

257: Trapezites symmomus

258: underside
Trapezites symmomus

284:

285: #284 again



HYPERTROPHIDAE


27: pupal case
species unknown

353: Eupselia beltera

354: underside of #353
Eupselia beltera

355: head of #353
Eupselia beltera



LASIOCAMPIDAE


1: Pararguda rufescens

84: probably
male Genduara punctigera

292: female Pararguda punctigera

293: female underside Genduara punctigera

294: female laying eggs Genduara punctigera

295: eggs Genduara punctigera



LYCAENIDAE


377: Zizina otis

378: Zizina otis

379: Zizina otis



LYMANTRIIDAE


35: male Acyphas semiochrea

178: larva of
Teia anartoides



NOCTUIDAE


242: Cosmodes elegans ,
ACRONICTINAE
length 2 cms.

243: Cosmodes elegans ,
ACRONICTINAE
length 2 cms.

244: Cosmodes elegans ,
ACRONICTINAE
length 0.8 cms.

245: underside
Cosmodes elegans ,
ACRONICTINAE
length 0.8 cms.

266: Phalaenoides glycinae ,
AGARISTINAE

410: Phalaenoides glycinae,
AGARISTINAE

411: head of #410
Phalaenoides glycinae,
AGARISTINAE

412: underside of #410
Phalaenoides glycinae,
AGARISTINAE

413: underside of #410
Phalaenoides glycinae,
AGARISTINAE

114: Neumichtis nigerrima,
AMPHIPYRINAE

113: underside of #114
Neumichtis nigerrima,
AMPHIPYRINAE

305: Neumichtis nigerrima,
AMPHIPYRINAE

306: side view of #305
Neumichtis nigerrima,
AMPHIPYRINAE

307: underneath of #305
Neumichtis nigerrima,
AMPHIPYRINAE

308: head #305
Neumichtis nigerrima,
AMPHIPYRINAE

296: Neumichtis mesophea ,
AMPHIPYRINAE

297: side of #296
Neumichtis mesophea ,
AMPHIPYRINAE

298: front of #296
Neumichtis mesophea ,
AMPHIPYRINAE

299: underside of #296
Neumichtis mesophea ,
AMPHIPYRINAE

305: Neumichtis nigerrima,
AMPHIPYRINAE

306: side view of #305
Neumichtis nigerrima,
AMPHIPYRINAE

307: underneath of #305
Neumichtis nigerrima,
AMPHIPYRINAE

308: head #305
Neumichtis nigerrima,
AMPHIPYRINAE

124:probably
Proteuxoa atra,
AMPHIPYRINAE

187: caterpillar
Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta,
AMPHIPYRINAE,

167: Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta,
AMPHIPYRINAE,
length 2 cms.

168: underside of #167
Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta,
AMPHIPYRINAE,

169: head shot of #167
Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta,
AMPHIPYRINAE,

179: caterpillar
Proteuxoa species
AMPHIPYRINAE

191: caterpillar
Proteuxoa species
AMPHIPYRINAE

189: caterpillar
Proteuxoa species
AMPHIPYRINAE

213: Rhapsa suscitatalis ,
CALPINAE

214: underside of #213
Rhapsa suscitatalis ,
CALPINAE

215: head of #213
Rhapsa suscitatalis ,
CALPINAE

216: head again of #213
Rhapsa suscitatalis ,
CALPINAE

50: Dasypodia selenophora,
CATOCALINAE

99: Pantydia sparsa,
CATOCALINAE

106: Pantydia sparsa,
CATOCALINAE

107: Pantydia sparsa,
CATOCALINAE

6: Mamestra dictyota,
HADENINAE

46: Persectania ewingii,
HADENINAE

47: underside of #46
Persectania ewingii,
HADENINAE

136: Persectania ewingii,
HADENINAE

96: Mythimna convecta,
HADENINAE

102: Dasygaster padockina,
HADENINAE

329: maybe HADENINAE ?

330: underside of #329
HADENINAE?

331: head of #329
HADENINAE?

116: possibly
Helicoverpa armigera,
HELIOTHINAE

117: head of #116
showing green eyes
possibly
Helicoverpa armigera,
HELIOTHINAE

118: underside of #116
possibly
Helicoverpa armigera,
HELIOTHINAE

180: Helicoverpa armigera,
HELIOTHINAE

226: possibly
Helicoverpa punctigera,
HELIOTHINAE

227: again #226
possibly
Helicoverpa punctigera,

228: head of #226, possibly
Helicoverpa punctigera,

229: underside of #226, possibly
Helicoverpa punctigera,

300: Artigisa melanephele,
HYPENINAE

301: head #300
Artigisa melanephele,
HYPENINAE

132: Sandava scitisignata
HYPENINAE

24: Agrotis infusa,
NOCTUINAE

4: Agrotis munda,
NOCTUINAE

101: NOCTUINAE

119: probably Chrysodeixis eriosoma,
PLUSIINAE

230: caterpillar
Chrysodeixis species
PLUSIINAE

140: moth

141: underside of #140

170: moth
length 2 cms.

171: underside of #170

173: moth
length 2 cms.

174: head shot of #173

219: moth

220: underside of #219

414: caterpillar 12 mm long



NOLIDAE


259: Uraba lugens

260: head close-up
Uraba lugens

232: Uraba lugens,
NOLINAE

220: head of #232

275: 7 mm long
Nola phaeogramma

276: underside of #275
Nola phaeogramma



NOTODONTIDAE


91: Epicoma melanospila

211: Trichiocercus sparshalli

240: female
Trichiocercus sparshalli

241: female, underside
Trichiocercus sparshalli



NYMPHALIDAE


280: Argynnina cyrila

281: underside of #280
Argynnina cyrila

282: head of #280
Argynnina cyrila

255: Geitoneura klugii

286: caterpillar
Geitoneura acantha

287: caterpillar #286
Geitoneura acantha

288: head of caterpillar #286
Geitoneura acantha

48: Geitoneura acantha

198: larva
Heteronympha merope

199: female
Heteronympha merope

78: female underside
Heteronympha merope

56: Heteronympha cordace

146: caterpillar
Vanessa kershawi

147: head of
caterpillar
Vanessa kershawi

148: pupa
Vanessa kershawi

149: Vanessa kershawi

150: underside
Vanessa kershawi



OECOPHORIDAE


0: Philobota xiphostola

38: Philobota species

8: Philobota arabella

9: Piloprepes anassa

23: maybe Garrha demotica

221: length 5 mm.
Palimmeces variegata

224: probably Barea group
length 10 mm.

231: Palimmeces poecilella

239: Wingia aurata

79: Epithymema incomposita
length: 7 mms.

261: Epithymema incomposita

262: underside of #261
Epithymema incomposita

371: Microbela species

383: length 8 mm., probably
Garrha demotica

384: underside of #383
Garrha demotica



PIERIDAE


43: Belenois java

76: Delias aganippe

77: underside
Delias aganippe



PSYCHIDAE


15: undetermined species

39: undetermined casemoth
length about 17 mm.

40: another undetermined casemoth
length about 12 mm.

86: case moth

87: moth
maybe Lepidoscia species

92: case moth
Hyalarcta huebneri

94: Saunders case moth
Metura elongatus

111: Cebysa leucotelus

112: sedge casemoth



PTEROPHORIDAE


234: Platyptilia emissalis

235: underside of #234
Platyptilia emissalis



PYRALIDAE


3: Endosimilis stilbealis
ENDOTRICHINAE

5: Pyralis farinalis
PYRALINAE

20: Etiella behrii
PHYCITINAE

42: length about 1.5 cms.
maybe EPIPASCHIINAE

68: Spectrotrota fimbrialis
EPIPASCHIINAE
length: 0.6 cm.

69: underside of #68

70: Spectrotrota fimbrialis
EPIPASCHIINAE
length: 0.5 cm.

71: underside of #70

95: moth
probably PHYCITINAE
length 1.5 cms.

161: Cadra cautella
PHYCITINAE

162: Cadra cautella
PHYCITINAE

166: moth
length: 1.5 cm.

225: Salma marmorea
EPIPASCHIINAE

252: 1 cm long
possibly EPIPASCHIINAE

175: probabaly
Spectrotrota fimbrialis
EPIPASCHIINAE

256: 1 cm long
possibly EPIPASCHIINAE

312: Mimaglossa nauplialis
EPIPASCHIINAE

313: underside of #312
Mimaglossa nauplialis
EPIPASCHIINAE

314: Mimaglossa species
EPIPASCHIINAE

380: possibly Endotricha pyrosalis
ENDOTRICHINAE

381: underside of #380
possibly Endotricha pyrosalis
ENDOTRICHINAE

382: head of #380
possibly Endotricha pyrosalis
ENDOTRICHINAE



SPHINGIDAE


137: caterpillar



THYRIDIDAE


236: Aglaopus pyrrhata,

237: head of #236
Aglaopus pyrrhata

238: underside of #236
Aglaopus pyrrhata



TINEIDAE


246: Monopis icterogastra

247: underside of
Monopis icterogastra

248: head of
Monopis icterogastra



TORTRICINAE


133: Asthenoptycha sphaltica

134: underside of #133



XYLORYCTIDAE


403: Maroga melanostigma

404: Maroga melanostigma

405: Maroga melanostigma

406: Maroga melanostigma



ZYGAENIDAE


385: length 9 mm.

386: #385 again

394: male, length 1 cm.
Pollanisus subdolosa

395: #394 underside
Pollanisus subdolosa

396: #394 underside
antennae sensilla folded
Pollanisus subdolosa



NOT LEPIDOPTERA


177: Sawfly larva



UNDETERMINED


31: moth,
length about 1 cm.

32: underside of #31

34: grey moth, length about 7 mm.

58: grey moth

63: moth
length: 1 cm.

80: moth
length 1 cm.

88: moth

103: moth

114: moth

115: underside of #114

129: moth
length 6 mm.

145: moth
length 1.5 cms.

151: moth
length 2 cms.

152: underside of #151

163: caterpillar

164: underside of #163

172: moth
length 1.3 cms.

176: moth
length 5 mm.

181: moth

182: moth #181

185: moth

186: again #185

193: moth
length 1cm.

203: moth
length 5 mm.

212: caterpillar
length 2cms.

223: moth
length 19 mm.

267: moth

268: moth, length 1cm.

318: moth length 1cm.

319: moth #318 underside.

320: moth #318 head.

365: moth,
length about 1 cm.

366: underside of #365

367: side view of #365

368: probably same as #365

387: moth,
length about 5 mm.

388: #387 again

389: #387 again

390: #387 again

391: moth length 8mm.

392: moth #391 underside.

393: moth #391 head.

416: moth length 3cms.

417: moth #416 underside.

  
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(updated 7 March 2015, 15 February 2021)
Don Herbison-Evans
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