SESIIDAE in Australia
Clearwings
(one synonym : AEGERIIDAE)   SESIOIDEA
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

SESIIDAE

caterpillars
  
SESIIDAE

moths
  
SESIIDAE

undersides

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 20 named species of SESIIDAE found in Australia are:

Carmenta mimosa

Chamaesphecia mysiniformis

Ichneumenoptera chrysophanes : Clearwing Persimmon Borer

  • Ichneumenoptera commoni
  • Ichneumenoptera xanthogyna

    Melittia doddi

  • Melittia chalybescens

    Nokona carulifera

  • Nokona coracodes

  • Oligophlebia eusphyra
  • Oligophlebia igniflua

  • Pseudosesia isozona
    Pseudosesia oberthuri : Golden Clearwing
  • Pseudosesia zoniota

    Pyropteron doryliformis : Dock Moth

  • Synanthedon cupreifascia
    Synanthedon tipuliformis : Currant Borer

  • Tinthia xanthospila

    Trilochana smaragdina


    Further reading :

    A. Kallies,
    New records and a revised checklist of the Australian clearwing moths (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae),
    Journal of the Australian Entomological Society,
    Volume 40, Part 4 (October 2001), pp. 342-348.


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    (updated 31 May 2014, 12 March 2017)