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  Tiger moths. A large family of often aposematically coloured moths. Many are distasteful to predators. They possess a thoracic tymbal organ which produces ultrasonic clicks thought to disrupt the echolocation of bats. Most are nocturnal but some are diurnal.      [280 Aust. species]

All species pictured have their DNA in the Barcode of Life Database.


Aloa marginata

Amerila rubripes

Amerila timolis

Amata aperta
       

Amata humeralis

Amata paraula

Amata sp. cf. cyanura Amata sp. GC7
       

Amata sp. GC9

Amata sp. GC10

Amata sp. GC11

Amata sp. 15

       

Argina astrea

Asura bipars Asura monospila Asura semivitrea
       

Creatonotos gangis

Damias sp. EF01

Eilema plana

Eressa geographica

       

Eutane terminalis

Eutane sp. GC1

Eutane trimochla

Heliosia jucunda

       

Heliosia perichares Hemonia micrommata

Heterallactis microcrysa

Heterallactis stenochrysa

       

Heterotropa fastosa

Lambula pleuroptycha

Lambula pristina

Brunia dorsalis

       

Lyclene quadrilineata

Manulea dorsalis

Manulea dorsalis

Nyctemera amicus

       

Nyctemera secundiana

Oeonistis altica

Paralacydes maculifascia

Philenora aspectalella
       

Scaptesyle dichotoma

Scaptesyle equidistans

Schistophleps albida

Scoliacma nana

       

Symmetrodes sciocosma

Thallarcha macilenta

Thallarcha levis

Thallarcha phalarota

       

Thallarcha sparsana

Thallarcha sp. GC7

Thallarcha sp. GC10

Tigrioides sp. 3
       

Utetheisa aegrotum

Utetheisa lotrix

Utetheisa lotrix

Utetheisa pulchelloides

       

References:

Insects of Australia (Chapter 41: Lepidoptera)

E.S. Nielson and I.F.B. Common

CSIRO, Division of Entomology

1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.

Page 908

 

Moths of Australia

Ian F.B. Common

Melbourne University Press, 1990

Page 430