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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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Abantiades atripalpis (Bardee, Bardy, Bardi Grub, Rain Moth or Waikerie)

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

Abantiades hyalinatus (Mustard Ghost Moth)

Abantiades hyalinatus
Abantiades hyalinatus

Abantiades latipennis (Brown Ghost Moth, Pindi Moth)

Abantiades latipennis
Abantiades latipennis

Abantiades magnificus (Magnificent Ghost Moth)

Abantiades magnificus
Abantiades magnificus
Abantiades magnificus
Abantiades magnificus
Abantiades magnificus
Abantiades magnificus

Abantiades sp. (genus) (A Swift or Ghost moth)

Abantiades sp. (genus)
Abantiades sp. (genus)
Abantiades sp. (genus)
Abantiades sp. (genus)
Abantiades sp. (genus)
Abantiades sp. (genus)

Acanthodela protophaes (A Concealer moth)

Acanthodela protophaes
Acanthodela protophaes
Acanthodela protophaes
Acanthodela protophaes
Acanthodela protophaes
Acanthodela protophaes

Acentropinae sp. (subfamily) (An aquatic moth)

Acentropinae sp. (subfamily)
Acentropinae sp. (subfamily)
Acentropinae sp. (subfamily)
Acentropinae sp. (subfamily)
Acentropinae sp. (subfamily)
Acentropinae sp. (subfamily)

Achoria inopina (A Longhorned Moth (family Leciithoceridae))

Achoria inopina
Achoria inopina

Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner)

Achyra affinitalis
Achyra affinitalis
Achyra affinitalis
Achyra affinitalis
Achyra affinitalis
Achyra affinitalis

Achyra massalis (Ombava)

Achyra massalis
Achyra massalis

Acodia undescribed species (A Geometer moth)

Acodia undescribed species
Acodia undescribed species
Acodia undescribed species
Acodia undescribed species

Acontia clerana (White Shoulder)

Acontia clerana
Acontia clerana

Acontia detrita (Marbled Shoulder)

Acontia detrita
Acontia detrita
Acontia detrita
Acontia detrita
Acontia detrita
Acontia detrita

Acontia nivipicta (Blotched Shoulder)

Acontia nivipicta
Acontia nivipicta
Acontia nivipicta
Acontia nivipicta
Acontia nivipicta
Acontia nivipicta

Acrapex exsanguis (A noctuid moth)

Acrapex exsanguis
Acrapex exsanguis
Acrapex exsanguis
Acrapex exsanguis
Acrapex exsanguis
Acrapex exsanguis

Acrocercops irrorata (A Leaf Miner (Gracillariidae))

Acrocercops irrorata
Acrocercops irrorata
Acrocercops irrorata
Acrocercops irrorata
Acrocercops irrorata
Acrocercops irrorata

Acroceuthes metaxanthana (Dog-faced Bell Moth)

Acroceuthes metaxanthana
Acroceuthes metaxanthana
Acroceuthes metaxanthana
Acroceuthes metaxanthana
Acroceuthes metaxanthana
Acroceuthes metaxanthana

Acropolitis ergophora (A tortrix or leafroller moth)

Acropolitis ergophora
Acropolitis ergophora
Acropolitis ergophora
Acropolitis ergophora
Acropolitis ergophora
Acropolitis ergophora

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