NOTODONTIDAE of Australia
Prominents, Bag Shelter Moths and Processionary Caterpillars
NOCTUOIDEA
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

NOTODONTIDAE

caterpillars
  
NOTODONTIDAE

pupae
  
NOTODONTIDAE

moths
  
NOTODONTIDAE

undersides

Many Caterpillars of this family adopt a characteristic posture when they feel threatened: they raise the tail and the head to make a U shape. Many of the species of NOTODONTIDAE have Caterpillars with reduced anal prolegs and several humps on their backs. Some are hairy and some are smooth except for a few spines and fleshy tubercles. Those with hairs and spines can cause urticaria in sensitive people. The Caterpillars typically remain exposed on the foodplant by day, although the adult moths are nocturnal fliers.

The 81 Australian species of NOTODONTIDAE include:

Aglaosoma periblepta : Tasmanian Notodontid
Aglaosoma variegata : Patterned Notodontid

  • Allata indistincta

  • Antimima corystes
  • Antimima cryptica
    Antimima species

    Antithemerastis acrobela

    Archigargetta amydra

    Axiocleta perisema

    Cascera bella
    Cascera muscosa

    Cerura australis
    Cerura multipunctata

    Clostera rubida

    Commonia hesychima

    Cynosarga ornata

    Destolmia lineata : Streaked Notodontid

    Ecnomodes sagittaria

  • Epicoma anisozyga
    Epicoma argentata
    Epicoma argentosa
    Epicoma asbolina
    Epicoma barnardi
  • Epicoma barytima
  • Epicoma chrysosema
    Epicoma contristis : Yellow-spotted Epicoma
    Epicoma derbyana
  • Epicoma dispar
    Epicoma melanospila : Black-spotted Epicoma
    Epicoma melanosticta : Common Epicoma
  • Epicoma phoenura
    Epicoma pontificalis
    Epicoma protrahens : Mottled Epicoma
  • Epicoma signata
  • Epicoma subargentea
    Epicoma tristis : Dark Epicoma
    Epicoma zelotes
    Epicoma species

    Gallaba basinipha : Alpine Gallaba

  • Gallaba duplicata
  • Gallaba dysthyma
    Gallaba eugraphes
    Gallaba ochropepla : Grey Gallaba
  • Gallaba subviridis

    Gargettiana punctatissima

    Hobartina amblyiodes : Hobart Notodontid

  • Hobartina eusciera

    Hylaeora capucina : Cowled Rough-head
    Hylaeora caustopis : Great Rough-head
    Hylaeora dilucida : Ochre Rough-head
    Hylaeora eucalypti : Gum Rough-head

  • Lasioceros aroa

    Mesodrepta harpotoma

    Neola semiaurata : Golden Notodontid

    Neostauropus viridissimus

    Netria viridescens

    Ochrogaster lunifer : Processionary Caterpillar

    Omichlis hadromeres

  • Omichlis hampsoni

    Ortholomia moluccana

    Paradestolmia nigrolinea

  • Phalera amboinae

    Pheraspis mesotypa

  • Pheraspis polioxutha
    Pheraspis rectilinea
  • Pheraspis spodea
    Pheraspis symmetra

  • Pheressaces cycnoptera

  • Polychoa glauca
  • Polychoa styphlopis

  • Porsica acarodes

    Psalidostetha banksiae : Banksia Moth

    Scythrophanes stenoptera : Narrow-winged Notodontid

    Sorama bicolor : Two-coloured Notodontid

    Syntypistis chloropasta
    Syntypistis opaca

  • Syntypistis viridigriseus

    Tanystola isabella

  • Tanystola ochrogutta

    Teleclita dryinopa

  • Timoraca meeki

    Trichiocercus celaena
    Trichiocercus mesomelas
    Trichiocercus sparshalli : Sparshall's Moth

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    (updated 12 November 2014, 12 May 2017)