NEPTICULIDAE
of Australia
Pigmy Moths
NEPTICULOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

NEPTICULIDAE

moths
 
NEPTICULIDAE

undersides

This family has been little studied in Australia. The Caterpillars that are known are leafminers. Many have been found on plants from the family MYRTACEAE. The adult moths are small, with a wingspan up to 1 cm. Some have metallic coloration. Of the estimated 280 or so species known of this family in Australia, some notable species are:

  • Acalyptris species

  • Ectoedemia squamibunda

    Pectinivalva caenodora
    Pectinivalva commoni
    Pectinivalva gilva

    Roscidotoga callicomae
    Roscidotoga eucryphiae
    Roscidotoga sapphiripes

  • Stigmella leucargyra

  • Trifurcula species

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    (updated 31 May 2014, 13 November 2018, 23 October 2019, 11 January 2020)