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Moths (Lepidoptera) Moths (Lepidoptera)

Overview

A usefull reference is CSIRO's Australian Moths Online, provided through the Atlas of Living Australia. You can use it to search for and investigate moth species:

https://www.csiro.au/en/Research/Collections/ANIC/ID-Resources/Australian-Moths-Online

Another good reference is Butterfly House, which gives all the Australian Moth families:

http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/moths.html

 

In the notes provided about individual species, semi-technical terms are sometimes used.  They are briely explained below.

Labial palpi.  These are paired appendages extending from the lower part of the head, on either side of the proboscis.  They provide important information about the family of the moth.

Parts of a moth’s wing:

Costa:  The leading edge of the wing

Inner margin:  The trailing edge of the wing

Termen:  The outer margin of the wing, connecting the costa to the inner margin

Apex:  The leading tip of the wing, where the costa and termen meet

Tornus:   The trailing corner of the wing, where the termen and inner margin meet

Cilia.  Long hairy scales along an edge of the wing

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Swift  and Ghost moth (Hepialidae) Abantiades atripalpis (Bardee, Bardy, Bardi Grub, Rain Moth or Waikerie)

Abantiades atripalpis
Abantiades atripalpis
Abantiades atripalpis
Abantiades atripalpis
Abantiades atripalpis
Abantiades atripalpis

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Abantiades labyrinthicus
Abantiades labyrinthicus
Abantiades labyrinthicus
Abantiades labyrinthicus
Abantiades labyrinthicus
Abantiades labyrinthicus

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Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) Acentropinae sp. (subfamily) (An aquatic moth)

Acentropinae sp. (subfamily)
Acentropinae sp. (subfamily)
Acentropinae sp. (subfamily)
Acentropinae sp. (subfamily)
Acentropinae sp. (subfamily)
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Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner)

Achyra affinitalis
Achyra affinitalis
Achyra affinitalis
Achyra affinitalis
Achyra affinitalis
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Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) Achyra massalis (Ombava)

Achyra massalis
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Geometer moth (Geometridae) Acodia sp. (genus) (A Geometer moth)

Acodia sp. (genus)
Acodia sp. (genus)
Acodia sp. (genus)
Acodia sp. (genus)

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Noctuid moth (Noctuidae & Erebidae) Acontia clerana (White Shoulder)

Acontia clerana
Acontia clerana
Acontia clerana
Acontia clerana

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Noctuid moth (Noctuidae & Erebidae) Acrapex exsanguis (A noctuid moth)

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Acrapex exsanguis
Acrapex exsanguis
Acrapex exsanguis
Acrapex exsanguis
Acrapex exsanguis

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Other moth Acroceuthes metaxanthana (Dog-faced Bell Moth)

Acroceuthes metaxanthana
Acroceuthes metaxanthana
Acroceuthes metaxanthana
Acroceuthes metaxanthana

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Other moth Acropolitis ergophora (A tortrix or leafroller moth)

Acropolitis ergophora
Acropolitis ergophora

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Other moth Acropolitis rudisana (A leafroller moth)

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Noctuid moth (Noctuidae & Erebidae) Acyphas chionitis (White Tussock Moth)

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Acyphas chionitis
Acyphas chionitis
Acyphas chionitis
Acyphas chionitis
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Noctuid moth (Noctuidae & Erebidae) Acyphas semiochrea (Omnivorous Tussock Moth)

Acyphas semiochrea
Acyphas semiochrea
Acyphas semiochrea
Acyphas semiochrea
Acyphas semiochrea
Acyphas semiochrea

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Noctuid moth (Noctuidae & Erebidae) Acyphas sp.(genus) (An Erebid moth)

Acyphas sp.(genus)
Acyphas sp.(genus)
Acyphas sp.(genus)
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Noctuid moth (Noctuidae & Erebidae) Aedia leucomelas acronyctoides (Eastern Alchymist, Sweet Potato Leaf Worm or Sorcerer)

Aedia leucomelas acronyctoides
Aedia leucomelas acronyctoides
Aedia leucomelas acronyctoides
Aedia leucomelas acronyctoides
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Swift  and Ghost moth (Hepialidae) Aenetus ligniveren (Splendid Ghost Moth)

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Aenetus ligniveren
Aenetus ligniveren
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Aenetus ligniveren
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Geometer moth (Geometridae) Aeolochroma metarhodata (Tea-tree Emerald)

Aeolochroma metarhodata
Aeolochroma metarhodata
Aeolochroma metarhodata
Aeolochroma metarhodata
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Concealer moth (Oecophoridae) Aeolothapsa malacella (A Concealer moth)

Aeolothapsa malacella
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Aeolothapsa malacella
Aeolothapsa malacella
Aeolothapsa malacella
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Noctuid moth (Noctuidae & Erebidae) Agaristinae sp. (subfamily) (A Day-Flying Moth)

Agaristinae sp. (subfamily)
Agaristinae sp. (subfamily)
Agaristinae sp. (subfamily)
Agaristinae sp. (subfamily)
Agaristinae sp. (subfamily)
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