Tropical Longhorned Moths
Many caterillars of species in this family are densely covered in branched hairs, and feed of dead leaves of plants from families such as MYRTACEAE, POACEAE, and PROTEACEAE.
The species in this family have been previously been
placed in the family
GELICHIIDAE and some in SYMMOCIDAE, but
Nielsen et al., they are treated as the separate family
The 49 named Australian species that are placed in LECITHOCERIDAE are:
(updated 19 July 2015, 24 May 2018, 10 August 2019)