List of moths of Australia

Australian moths represent between 20,000 and 30,000 different types of moths.[1] In comparison, there are only 400 species of Australian butterflies. The moths (mostly nocturnal) and butterflies (mostly diurnal) together make up the taxonomic order Lepidoptera. Scientifically, these moths are organised into about 80 families,[2] but the status of some is controversial and several recent changes have been suggested.[1]

This is a list of moth species which have been recorded in Australia. The list covers the continent of Australia and Tasmania and includes islands close to the mainland.

This page provides a link to detailed lists of these moths by family. If a family is endemic to Australia, the link redirects to a description of the family itself.


See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Zborowski, Paul; Edwards, Ted (2007). A Guide To Australian Moths. CSIRO Publishing. p. 224.
  2. ^ "Australian Faunal Directory". Australian Faunal Directory. Retrieved 2010-06-01.

Further readingEdit

Common, I.F.B. (1990). Moths of Australia. Csiro. ISBN 9780643102712. Retrieved 6 December 2014.

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