(one synonym : AEGERIIDAE) SESIOIDEA
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:
Ichneumenoptera chrysophanes : Clearwing Persimmon Borer
Pseudosesia oberthuri : Golden Clearwing
Pyropteron doryliformis : Dock Moth
Further reading :
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.
(updated 31 May 2014, 3 December 2023)