What Bug Is That? The guide to Australian insect families.

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The adults fly in May.


Small to medium-sized; head rough, with piliform scales, Australian species with pair of prominent raised neck tufts; ocelli present or absent (absent in Australian species); antennae filiform, pecten well developed, each flagellar segment with small group of lamellar scales on lateral surface, cilia long; with setose pilifers; proboscis present, naked; maxillary palps 4-segmented or reduced; labial palps 3-segmented, porrect, with long appressed scales and lateral bristles; epiphysis present (in Australian species) or absent; spurs 0-2-4; wings slender; fore wing with chorda and M-stem present in cell, R 5 to termen; valva long, with single ventral thorn-like sensillum; ovipositor telescopic, segment 8 with dorsal free or X-shaped costae. Pupa with single transverse row of teeth on abdominal terga.


This South American, African, European and Asian family (Nielsen 1978) has a single Australian representative, Eucryptogona trichobathra , known only from Broken Hill in western N.S.W.