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

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 criniferella

    Brachybelistis pentachroa

  • Caenorycta xylomima

    Catoryctis eugramma
    Catoryctis leucomerata
    Catoryctis subparallela

  • Chalarotona intabescens

  • Chereuta anthracistis

  • Clerarcha agana

  • Compsotorna eccrita

  • Copidoris dimorpha

    Crypsicharis enthetica

  • Cryptophasa aglaodes
    Cryptophasa albacosta : Small Fruit Tree Borer
    Cryptophasa argyrias
    Cryptophasa balteata
    Cryptophasa bipunctata
    Cryptophasa byssinopis
  • Cryptophasa cannea
  • Cryptophasa catharia
    Cryptophasa delocentra
  • Cryptophasa ensigera
    Cryptophasa epadelpha
  • Cryptophasa eumorpha
    Cryptophasa flavolineata
  • Cryptophasa hemipsila
    Cryptophasa hyalinopa
    Cryptophasa immaculata
    Cryptophasa insana
    Cryptophasa irrorata
    Cryptophasa lasiocosma
  • Cryptophasa melanoscia
  • 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 xylomima
  • Cryptophasa zorodes

    Echiomima mythica

  • Eporycta hiracopis

    Eschatura lemurias

  • Gomphoscopa catoryctopis

    Gonioma hospita

  • Heterochyta aprepta

  • Hylypnes isosticha

  • Hyponomeuta viduata

    Illidgea aethalodes
    Illidgea epigramma

    Iulactis semifusca

    Leistarcha amphigramma
    Leistarcha scitissimella
    Leistarcha tenuistria

  • Leptobelistis asemanta

  • 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, 11 March 2017)