Australian grapevine moth Phalaenoides glycinae, copyright Donald Hobern.

Belongs within: Noctuidae.

The Agaristinae are a group of diurnal, usually brightly coloured moths.

Characters (from Nielsen & Common 1991): Antennae usually thickened apically; tympanal hood small or absent, counter-tympanum large; larvae aposematically coloured, with posterior hump; pupa well sclerotised, rugose, in cocoon.

Agaristinae [Agaristidae, Phalaenoididae]
    |–Periopta ardescens ZS10
    |–Ipanica cornigera MC13
    |–Hecatesia fenestrata NC91
    |–Apina callisto NC91
    |–Idalima tetrapleura C70
    |–Cruria donovani C70
    |–Eutrichopidia latina C70
    |–Periscepta polysticta C70
    |–Xanthospilopteryx melanosoma Druce 1901 D01
    |–Eusemia adulatrix RD77
    |–Aegocera RD77
    |    |–A. tripartita RD77
    |    `–A. venutia G20 [=Phalaena venulia L02, Zygaena (Aegocera) venutia G20]
    |–Agarista NC91
    |    |–A. agricola NC91
    |    `–A. glycine B88
    `–Phalaenoides NC91
         |–P. glycinae NC91
         `–P. tristifica P27

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B88] Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International: Wallingford (UK).

[C70] Common, I. F. B. 1970. Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers pp. 765–866. Melbourne University Press.

[D01] Druce, H. 1901. Descriptions of some new species of Lepidoptera from east Africa and tropical America. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 7, 7: 432–444.

[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[L02] Latreille, P. A. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes vol. 3. Familles naturelles des genres. F. Dufart: Paris.

[MC13] Majer, J. D., S. K. Callan, K. Edwards, N. R. Gunawardene & C. K. Taylor. 2013. Baseline survey of the terrestrial invertebrate fauna of Barrow Island. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 83: 13–112.

[NC91] Nielsen, E. S., & I. F. B. Common. 1991. Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 817–915. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[P27] Philpott, A. 1927. The maxillae in the Lepidoptera. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 721–746.

[RD77] Richards, O. W., & R. G. Davies. 1977. Imms’ General Textbook of Entomology 10th ed. vol. 2. Classification and Biology. Chapman and Hall: London.

[ZS10] Zborowski, P., & R. Storey. 2010. A Field Guide to Insects in Australia 3rd ed. Reed New Holland: Sydney.

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