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 :
Alcides metaurus : Zodiac moth
(updated 4 April 2015, 26 June 2017)