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Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Aenetus ligniveren (Lewin, 1805)

  • Hepialus ligniveren Lewin, J.W. 1805. Prodromus Entomology. Natural History of Lepidopterous Insects of New South Wales. London : T. Bensley 18 pls and text (letterpress). [17].
  • Phloiopsyche venusta Scott, A.W. 1864. Australian Lepidoptera and their transformations, drawn from the life by Harriet and Helena Scott. 1. London : John van Voorst [ii]+36 pp., pls 1-9. [5 pl. 2] [unavail. publ. syn.].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) AM, New South Wales.


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 [24]




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 sapling of numerous shrubs. Larval foodplants: include Pyrus, Rubus, (Rosaceae); Ulmus (Ulmaceae); Eucalyptus globulus, E. regnans, Lophostemon, Melaleuca, Callistemon, Leptospermum, Syzygium (Myrtaceae); Acacia (Mimosaceae); Dodonaea (Sapindaceae); Olearia lirata, Cassinia aculeata (Asteraceae); Pomaderris (Rhamnaceae); Prostanthera nivea (Lamiaceae); Lantana camara (Verbenaceae); Casuarina (Casuarinaceae).


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