Moth Identification

 


Total number of moths depicted on the above pages now stands at 1383

 
 

All the photographs that follow are of live moths taken by myself (with two exceptions which were taken by Dave Rentz when I spent a night lost on the top of Mt Lewis on one of our trips) in Tropical Queensland, Australia. The moths are arranged according to the most commonly used taxonomic principles. However, taxonomy is a moving feast, and I have no doubt that further research will move classifications around as they have been in the past. All the moth families belong to the Order, Lepidoptera, in the Kingdom, Animalia, in the Linnaean system of taxonomy. Initially I try to double-check all the identifications I make and I have had many other enthusiasts, both professional and amateur, who have helped me. Nevertheless, I do, of course, take sole responsibility for any mistakes. (Note that sometimes no subfamily has been allotted. Note too that where the species is indicated as sp. it means that while it is safe to identify the genus from a photograph, it is guessing to assign the moth as a definitive species. Note too that some moths although identified as separate species have yet to be ‘described’. For example in the Lacturidae family Eustixis sp. ANIC4 means that the specimen from which I have gained my identification is held in the Australian National Insect Collection but has not been described and given a species name. Note too that the moths with names in orange and underlined are linked to sites that offer more information and/or a photograph of that particular moth.)


If you have any queries please feel free to email me at: info@leapfrogoz.com.au


To access a Moth Family click on the appropriate image.
indicates new species or variations added in the latest Update.
 

EthmiidaeEthmiidae.html

PalaephatidaePalaephatidae.html

Aganaidae
Aganaidae.html
AlucitidaeAlucitidae.html

AnthelidaeAnthelidae.html

ArctiidaeArctiidae.html
ChoreutiidaeChoreutiidae.html
CosmopterigidaeCosmopterigidae.html

CossidaeCossidae.html

DepressariidaeDepressariidae.html
DrepanidaeDrepanidae.html

EupterotidaeEupterotidae.html

GelechiidaeGelechiidae.html

Geometridae
Geometridae.html

Hepialidae
Hepialidae.html

HyblaeidaeHyblaeidae.html

ImmidaeImmidae.html

LacturidaeLacturidae.html

LasiocampidaeLasiocampidae.html

LecithoceridaeLecithoceridae.html
LymantriidaeLymantriidae.html

NoctuidaeNoctuidae.html

NolidaeNolidae.html

NotodontidaeNotodontidae.html

OecophoridaeOecophoridae.html

PyralidaePyralidae.html
Saturniidae
Saturniidae.html

SphingidaeSphingidae.html
ThyrididaeThyrididae.html

TortricidaeTortricidae.html

UraniidaeUraniidae.html

YponomeutidaeYponomeutidae.html

Unidentified MothsUnidentified_Moths.html

TineidaeTineidae.html

XyloryctidaeXyloryctidae.html

PterophoridaePterophoridae.html
CarposinidaeCarposinidae.html

LimacodidaeLimacodidae.html

PsychidaePsychidae.html

ZygaenidaeZygaenidae.html

Gracillariidae
Gracillariidae.html

TineodidaeTineodidae.html

HypertrophidaeHypertrophidae.html

CrambidaeCrambidae.html
DudgeoneidaeDudgeoneidae.html

EpipyropidaeEpipyropidae.html