The Caterpillars of this family are generally stem borers. The adults have wings with no scales, so that the wings are mainly clear, except for the veins and pigmented patches.
The 19 named species of SESIIDAE found in Australia are:
: Clearwing Persimmon Borer
: Dock Moth
Further reading :
A. Kallies, New records and a revised checklist of the Australian clearwing moths (LEPIDOPTERA: SESIIDAE), Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, Vol. 40, part 4 (October 2001), pp. 342-348.
Frequently Asked Questions about Caterpillars
(updated 17 October 2013)