forewings of some
Macro-Moths
of Australia
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


eggs
  

caterpillars
  

pupae
  

adults
  

undersides

The images in most of this website are rather haphazard, just how an insect happened to be set or sitting when its portrait was taken. To make comparison easier for identifications, here we have tried to isolate just the right forewing, and scale it to a standard size of 200x150 pixels. This distorts the wingshape, but does allow easier comparison of details of the markings. Forewing markings of course are not always enough to distinguish species, but with casual photos, they are often all that is available, and may be enough to determine the genus, and if your luck holds, even the species.


ANTHELIDAE

Australian Woolly Bears

ARCTIINAE

Tiger Moths

BOMBYCIDAE

Silkworms

CARTHAEIDAE

Dryandra Moths

CASTNIIDAE

Sun Moths

COSSIDAE

Witchetty Grubs,
Borers, Goat Moths

DREPANIDAE

Hook Tip Moths

EREBIDAE

Tropical Moths

EUPTEROTIDAE

Monkey Moths

GEOMETRIDAE

Inchworms, Carpets,
Emeralds, Waves

HEPIALIDAE

Ghost Moths, Swift Moths

LASIOCAMPIDAE

Eggar, Lappet
and Snout Moths

LYMANTRIIDAE

Tussock Moths

NOCTUIDAE

Cutworms, Armyworms

NOLIDAE

Hatted Caterpillars

NOTODONTIDAE

Prominents, Bag Shelter Moths,
Processionary Caterpillars

OENOSANDRIDAE

Snub Moths

SATURNIIDAE

Emperor Moths

SPHINGIDAE

Hawk Moths

URANIIDAE

Swallowtail Moths

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(written 28 December 2019, updated 6 July 2020)

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