Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory




Regional Maps


Compiler and date details

11 May 2006 - E.D. (Ted) Edwards (after Tarmann 2005)


The superfamily Zygaenoidea includes the families Zygaenidae (burnets and foresters) Dalceridae (dalcerid moths), Epipyropidae (planthopper parasites), Limacodidae (saddleback caterpillars, slug caterpillar moths, and slug caterpillars), Lacturidae, Cyclotornidae, Megalopygidae (flannel moths) and Pyromorphidae (smoky moths). Only Zygaenidae, Epipyropidae, Limacodidae, Lacturidae and Cyclotornidae occur in Australia; the family Cyclotornidae is endemic to Australia. Nielsen and Common (1991) diagnose the superfamily.


General References

Nielsen, E.S. & Common, I.F.B. 1991. Lepidoptera (Moths and Butterflies). pp. 817-915, pls 7, 8 in CSIRO (ed.). The Insects of Australia. 2 vols. Carlton : Melbourne University Press xiii + vi + 1075 pp., 8 pls.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
29-Jul-2013 29-Jul-2013 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)