Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Aenetus eximia (Scott, 1869)

  • Charagia eximia Scott, A.W. 1869. On the genus Charagia of Walker. Transactions of the Entomological Society of New South Wales 2: 25-35 [35].
    Type data:
     Holotype AM , Ash Island, now part of Kooragang Island in the Hunter River, NSW.
  • Hepialus hilaris Lucas, T.P. 1891. On Queensland and other Australian Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 2 6(2): 277-306 [284].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) SAMA , Gippsland, Vic.
  • Charagia pomalis Swinhoe, C. 1892. Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum. Part 1. Sphinges and Bombyces. Oxford : Claredon Press viii+324 pp., 8 pls. [288].
    Type data:
     Holotype OUM , Queensland.
  • Charagia coreeba Olliff, A.S. 1895. Australian Hepialidae. The Entomologist 28: 114-117 [116].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) AM , Ash Island, now part of Kooragang Island Hunter River, NSW.


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Nielsen, E.S., Edwards, E.D. & Rangsi, T.V. 1996. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [25]




Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


ACT, NSW, Qld, Tas, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Channel Country (CHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders (FLI), Gulf Plains (GUP), King (KIN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Larva boring in stems of many plants. Larval foodplants: include Syzygium smithii, Eucalyptus grandis, Waterhousea floribunda, Tristaniopsis (Myrtaceae); Doryphora sassafrass, Daphnandra micrantha (Monimiaceae); Glochidion ferdinandi (Euphorbiaceae); Nothofagus moorei (Fagaceae); Prostanthera lasianthos (Lamiaceae); Dodonea viscosa, Diploglottis australis (Sapindaceae); Pomaderris aspera (Rhamnaceae); Dendrocnide excelsa (Urticaceae); Lantana camara (Verbenaceae); Olearia argophylla (Asteraceae).


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)
08-Mar-2012 MODIFIED