Photos of adults of some
Micro-Moth families in Australia
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Lepidoptera
eggs

Lepidoptera
caterpillars

Lepidoptera
pupae

Lepidoptera
adults

Lepidoptera
undersides

Macro-Moths
forewings

Micro-moth species in GELECHIOIDEA have up-turned labial palps:

Some micro-moth species have easily identifiable postures :-
resting

head-down
resting

head-up

Some micro-moth families have easily identifiable wing shapes :-

ALUCITIDAE

Many-Plumed Moths

PTEROPHORIDAE

Plume Moths

SESIIDAE

Clear Wings

TINEODIDAE

False Plume Moths

Most micro-moths are harder to identify :-

ADELIDAE

Fairy Moths (8)

AGATHIPHAGIDAE

Kauri Moths (1)

AGONOXENIDAE

Palm Moths (1)

ANOMOSETIDAE

Primitive Ghost Moths (1)

ARGYRESTHIIDAE

Needle Miners (1)

BATRACHEDRIDAE

Fringed Moths (3)

BLASTOBASIDAE

Dull Moths (4)

BLASTODACNIDAE

Detritus Moths (3)

BRACHODIDAE

Little Bear Moths (16)

BUCCULATRICIDAE

Scribbler Moths (3)

CARPOSINIDAE

Fruitworms (25)

CHOREUTIDAE

Metalmark Moths (15)

COLEOPHORIDAE

Tiny Case Moths (4)

COPROMORPHIDAE

Fig Borers (7)

COSMOPTERIGIDAE

Seed Borers (58)

CRAMBIDAE

Webworms, Shoot Borers (449)

CYCLOTORNIDAE

Ant Worms (5)

DEPRESSARIIDAE

Flat-Bodied Moths (28)

ELACHISTIDAE

Grass-miner Moths (15)

EPERMENIIDAE

Fringe-tufted Moths (4)

EPIPYROPIDAE

Planthopper Parasite Moths (2)

ERIOCOTTIDAE

Spiny-winged Moths (1)

GALACTICIDAE

WWebworms (2)

GELECHIIDAE

Twirler Moths (78)

GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE

Gem Moths (18)

GRACILLARIIDAE

Leaf Miners (28)

HELIOCOSMA Group

Tufted Moths (9)

HELIODINIDAE

Metal Moths (3)

HELIOZELIDAE

Shield Bearer Moths (4)

HYPERTROPHIDAE

Twig Moths (29)

INCURVARIIDAE

Leafcutter Moths (1)

LACTURIDAE

Lactura Group (26)

LECITHOCERIDAE

Tropical Longhorned Moths (25)

LOPHOCORONIDAE

Tiny Ghost Moths (4)

LYONETIIDAE

Stem Borers (11)

MICROPTERIGIDAE

Mandibulate Moths (9)

NEPTICULIDAE

Pigmy Moths (8)

OECOPHORIDAE

Concealer Moths (530)

OPOSTEGIDAE

White Eyecap Moths (10)

PALAEPHATIDAE

Gondwanaland Moths (11)

PLUTELLIDAE

Diamondback Moths (23)

PYRALIDAE

Snout, Frass, Meal, & Flour Moths (182)

ROESLERSTAMMIIDAE

Small Ermine Moths (15)

SCYTHRIDIDAE

Scythridid Moths

SIMAETHISTIDAE

Simaethistid Moths

SYMMOCIDAE

Symmocid Moths (4)

TINEIDAE

Clothes Moths (59)

TORTRICIDAE

Leaf Rollers, Bell Moths (211)

YPONOMEUTIDAE

Ermine Moths (26)

ZYGAENIDAE

Foresters, Burnet Moths (30)

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(written 17 July 2022, updated 11 June 2024)