LECITHOCERIDAE of Australia
Tropical Longhorned Moths
GELECHIOIDEA
 

  
LECITHOCERIDAE

moths
  
LECITHOCERIDAE

underside
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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 here, following Nielsen et al., they are treated as the separate family LECITHOCERIDAE.
The 49 named Australian species that are placed in LECITHOCERIDAE are:

  • Achoria inopina

    Cophomantella lychnocentra

  • Crocanthes acroxantha
    Crocanthes characotis
    Crocanthes chordotona
    Crocanthes diula
  • Crocanthes doliopa
  • Crocanthes epitherma
    Crocanthes glycina
    Crocanthes halurga
    Crocanthes micradelpha
    Crocanthes pancala
    Crocanthes perigrapta
    Crocanthes prasinopis
    Crocanthes pyrochorda
    Crocanthes sidonia
  • Crocanthes thermobapta
  • Crocanthes thiomorpha
    Crocanthes trizona
  • Crocanthes venustula
  • Crocanthes zonias
    Crocanthes zonodesma

  • Lecithocera absumptella
  • Lecithocera alampes
  • Lecithocera anympha
  • Lecithocera chamela
    Lecithocera concinna
    Lecithocera cyamitis
  • Lecithocera eumenopis
    Lecithocera imprudens
  • Lecithocera isophanes
  • Lecithocera linocoma
  • Lecithocera micromela
  • Lecithocera noseropa
  • Lecithocera poliocoma
  • Lecithocera sobria
  • Lecithocera terrena
  • Lecithocera terrigena

  • Oecia oecophila

    Protolychnis trigonias

  • Sarisophora brachymita
  • Sarisophora chlaenota
  • Sarisophora cyclonotis
  • Sarisophora dispila
  • Sarisophora leptoglypta
  • Sarisophora leucoscia
  • Sarisophora nyctiphylax
  • Sarisophora pycnospila
    Sarisophora tenella

    Sisyrodonta ochrosidera

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    (updated 19 July 2015, 30 Septembber 2016)