NOTODONTINAE of Australia
NOTODONTIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

NOTODONTINAE

eggs
  
NOTODONTINAE

caterpillars
  
NOTODONTINAE

pupae
  
NOTODONTINAE

moths
  
NOTODONTINAE

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 NOTODONTINAE have caterpillars with reduced anal prolegs and several humps on their backs. Some are smooth except for a few spines and fleshy tubercles. The caterpillars typically remain exposed on the foodplant by day, although the adult moths are nocturnal fliers.

The Australian species of NOTODONTINAE include:

Allata indistincta

Antimima corystes
Antimima cryptica

Antithemerastis acrobela

Archigargetta amydra

Cascera bella
Cascera muscosa

Cerura australis
Cerura multipunctata

Commonia hesychima

Destolmia lineata : Streaked Notodontid

Ecnomodes sagittaria

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

    Neola semiaurata : Golden Notodontid

    Neostauropus viridissimus

    Netria viridescens

    Omichlis hadromeres
    Omichlis hampsoni

    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

    Teleclita dryinopa

    Timoraca meeki

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    (written 16 December 2018, updated 24 December 2018)