Small dull-coloured moths which resemble the Hypeninae of the Noctuidae. Labial palpi are large, with the apical segment long, slender and pointed or flattened. The tibia of the forelegs is very short and in the males is modified. Most larva feed on dead and decaying leaves. (also placed in Noctuidae - Herminiinae)

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

Adrapsa ablualis

Auchmophanes platysara

Hydrillodes dimissalis

Nodaria aneliopis


Nodaria cornicalis

Pogonia umbrifera



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.



Moths of Australia

Ian F.B. Common

Melbourne University Press, 1990