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

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, the named species are:

  • Acalyptris species

  • Ectoedemia hadronycha
  • Ectoedemia pelops
  • Ectoedemia squamibunda

  • Pectinivalva anazona
    Pectinivalva caenodora
  • Pectinivalva chalcitis
  • Pectinivalva commoni
  • Pectinivalva endocapna
  • Pectinivalva funeralis
  • Pectinivalva gilva
  • Pectinivalva libera
  • Pectinivalva melanotis
  • Pectinivalva planetis
  • Pectinivalva primigena
  • Pectinivalva trepida
  • Pectinivalva warburtonensis

  • Roscidotoga callicomae
  • Roscidotoga eucryphiae
  • Roscidotoga sapphiripes

  • Stigmella leucargyra
  • Stigmella symmora

  • Trifurcula species

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    (updated 31 May 2014, 4 March 2017)