URANIIDAE of Australia
Swallowtail Moths
GEOMETROIDEA
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

URANIIDAE

caterpillars
  
URANIIDAE

pupae
  
URANIIDAE

moths
  
URANIIDAE

undersides

Many of the URANIIDAE fly in daylight hours, and the family was put in its own separate superfamily URANIOIDEA. More recent DNA studies show an affiliation with moths in GEOMETRIDAE which typically fly at night. So some taxonomists place the URANIIDAE in the superfamily GEOMETROIDEA, but here we adhere to the older system.

The Australian representatives of URANIIDAE include :

Acropteris nanula
Acropteris teriadata
Acropteris species

Alcides metaurus : Zodiac moth

Aploschema discata

Balantiucha cyclocrossa
Balantiucha leucocephala
Balantiucha mutans

  • Balantiucha seminigra
    Balantiucha stolida

    Cathetus euthysticha

    Chundana lugubris

    Cyphura geminia

    Dirades lugens

    Dysrhombia longipennis

  • Epiplema angulata
  • Epiplema argillodes
    Epiplema coeruleotincta
    Epiplema conflictaria
    Epiplema desistaria
  • Epiplema leucosema
    Epiplema quadristrigata
  • Epiplema stereogramma
  • Epiplema thiocosma

    Europlema semibrunnea

    Lyssa macleayi

    Micronia species

    Monobolodes subfalcata

    Phazaca decorata
    Phazaca interrupta
    Phazaca species

    Rhombophylla xylinopis

    Stesichora quadripunctata

    Strophidia directaria

    Urapteroides astheniata

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    (updated 4 April 2015, 13 October 2018, 5 April 2019)