XYLORYCTIDAE of Australia
Timber Moths
GELECHIOIDEA
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

XYLORYCTIDAE

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XYLORYCTIDAE

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XYLORYCTIDAE

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XYLORYCTIDAE

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The family XYLORYCTIDAE was considered to be a subfamily of OECOPHORIDAE by Nielsen et al., but here following the later book A Guide to Australian Moths by Zborowski & Edwards, we have listed it as a separate family.

Many of the caterpillars of this family bore into timber, hence their common name: Timber Moths.
A more complete discussion of the larval habits of XYLORYCTIDAE is given in:

Ian McMillan: Xyloryctine Moths of Australia.

Some common members of the 275 named Australian species in XYLORYCTIDAE are:

Araeostoma aenicta

Arignota stercorata

Athrotaxivora tasmanica

Bassarodes siriaca

Bathydoxa euxesta

Bida radiosella

Boydia stenadelpha

Brachybelistis pentachroa

Caenorycta xylomima

Catoryctis eugramma
Catoryctis leucomerata
Catoryctis subparallela

Chalarotona intabescens

  • Chereuta anthracistis

    Clerarcha dryinopa

    Compsotorna eccrita

    Copidoris dimorpha

    Crypsicharis enthetica

    Cryptophasa aglaodes
    Cryptophasa albacosta : Small Fruit Tree Borer
    Cryptophasa argyrias
    Cryptophasa balteata
    Cryptophasa byssinopis

  • Cryptophasa cannea
    Cryptophasa catharia
    Cryptophasa delocentra
  • Cryptophasa ensigera
    Cryptophasa epadelpha
  • Cryptophasa eumorpha
    Cryptophasa flavolineata
    Cryptophasa gypsomera
  • Cryptophasa hemipsila
    Cryptophasa hyalinopa
    Cryptophasa immaculata
    Cryptophasa insana
    Cryptophasa irrorata
    Cryptophasa lasiocosma
  • Cryptophasa melanoscia
    Cryptophasa nigricincta
  • Cryptophasa nymphidias
    Cryptophasa ochroleuca
    Cryptophasa opalina
    Cryptophasa panleuca
  • Cryptophasa phaethontia
    Cryptophasa phycidoides
    Cryptophasa platypedimela
    Cryptophasa porphyritis
    Cryptophasa pultenae
    Cryptophasa rubescens
    Cryptophasa russata
    Cryptophasa sacerdos
  • Cryptophasa sarcinota
    Cryptophasa spilonota
  • Cryptophasa stenoleuca
    Cryptophasa tecta
  • Cryptophasa tetrazona
    Cryptophasa themerodes
  • Cryptophasa zorodes

    Echiomima mythica

    Eporycta hiracopis

    Eschatura lemurias

    Gomphoscopa catoryctopis

    Gonioma hospita

    Heterochyta aprepta

    Hylypnes leptosticta

    Hyponomeuta viduata

    Illidgea aethalodes
    Illidgea epigramma

    Iulactis semifusca

    Leistarcha amphigramma
    Leistarcha scitissimella
    Leistarcha tenuistria

    Leptobelistis isthmodes

  • Lichenaula afflictella
    Lichenaula appropinquans
    Lichenaula arisema
    Lichenaula calligrapha
    Lichenaula callispora
    Lichenaula choriodes
  • Lichenaula circumsignata
    Lichenaula comparella
    Lichenaula drosias
  • Lichenaula fumata
  • Lichenaula goniodes
    Lichenaula ignota
    Lichenaula lambda
    Lichenaula laniata
    Lichenaula lichenea
    Lichenaula lithina
    Lichenaula maculosa
    Lichenaula melanoleuca
    Lichenaula mochlias
    Lichenaula musica
  • Lichenaula neboissi
    Lichenaula onychodes
    Lichenaula onychotypa
    Lichenaula pelodesma
  • Lichenaula petulans
    Lichenaula phloeochroa
  • Lichenaula selenophora
  • Lichenaula tholodes
  • Lichenaula tortriciformis
    Lichenaula tuberculata
    Lichenaula undulatella

  • Liparistis monosema

  • Lophobela sinuosa

    Maroga melanostigma
    Maroga setiotricha

  • Paralecta tinctoria

  • Perixestis eucephala

    Philarista porphyrinella

  • Phthonerodes peridela

    Pilostibes basivitta
    Pilostibes stigmatias

  • Plectophila acrochroa
    Plectophila discalis
  • Plectophila electella
    Plectophila eucrines
    Plectophila micradelpha
  • Plectophila placocosma
    Plectophila pyrgodes
  • Plectophila sarculata
    Plectophila thrasycosma

  • Potniarcha hierastis

  • Scieropepla polyxesta

  • Sphalerostola epierana

  • Stachyneura sceliphrodes

    Telecrates basileia
    Telecrates laetiorella
    Telecrates melanochrysa

    Thymiatris allocrossa
    Thymiatris cephalochra

  • Thysiarcha ecclesiastis

    Tymbophora peltastis

  • Uzucha borealis
    Uzucha humeralis

  • Xerocrates proleuca

  • Xylodryadella cryeranthes

  • Xylomimetes scholastis
  • Xylomimetes trachyptera

  • Xylorycta amaloptis
  • Xylorycta amblygona
  • Xylorycta amphileuca
    Xylorycta apheles
    Xylorycta argentella
  • Xylorycta argyrota
    Xylorycta assimilis
    Xylorycta austera
  • Xylorycta bipunctella
  • Xylorycta calligramma
    Xylorycta candescens
  • Xylorycta castanea
  • Xylorycta ceratospila
  • Xylorycta chionoptera
    Xylorycta chrysomela
  • Xylorycta cirrhophragma
  • Xylorycta conistica
  • Xylorycta corticana
  • Xylorycta cosmeta
  • Xylorycta cosmopis
  • Xylorycta cygnella
  • Xylorycta emarginata
    Xylorycta flavicosta
    Xylorycta haplochroa
    Xylorycta heliomacula : Mistletoe Stem Borer
  • Xylorycta homoleuca
  • Xylorycta leucophanes
    Xylorycta luteotactella
  • Xylorycta maeandria
  • Xylorycta melaleucae
  • Xylorycta melanias
  • Xylorycta melanula
  • Xylorycta micracma
  • Xylorycta moligera
  • Xylorycta molybdina
  • Xylorycta nivella
    Xylorycta ophiogramma
  • Xylorycta orectis
  • Xylorycta parabolella
  • Xylorycta parthenistis
  • Xylorycta philonympha
  • Xylorycta placidella
  • Xylorycta polysticha
    Xylorycta stereodesma
  • Xylorycta streptogramma
  • Xylorycta strigata
  • Xylorycta synaula
  • Xylorycta synaula
  • Xylorycta tapeina
  • Xylorycta tignaria

    Zaphanaula hemileuca

    Zauclophora pelodes

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    (updated 13 December 2014, 16 January 2019)