NOTODONTIDAE of Australia
Prominents, Bag Shelter Moths and Processionary Caterpillars
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Don Herbison-Evans
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Stella Crossley

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The Caterpillars of this family vary in appearance according to their subfamily The family NOTODONTIDAE is usually divided into three subfamiles:

  • NOTODONTINAE caterpillars have few or sparse hairs, some with reduced prolegs and several humps on their backs, adopting a characteristic posture when they feel threatened: raising the tail and the head to make a U shape,
  • PYGAERINAE caterpillars are fairly hairy,
  • THAUMETOPOEINAE caterpillars are very hairy, some with tufts of hair on the back of each segment. The hairs can cause urticaria in sensitive people.
  • The 81 named Australian species of NOTODONTIDAE include:

    Aglaosoma periblepta : Tasmanian Notodontid
    Aglaosoma variegata : Patterned Notodontid

    Allata indistincta

    Antimima corystes
    Antimima cryptica

    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, 24 December 2018)