Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

<i>Termessa gratiosa</i> (Walker, 1865)

Termessa gratiosa (Walker, 1865)


Regional Maps

Tribe Lithosiini Billberg, 1820

Compiler and date details

29 October 2010 - David Britton (Edwards, E.D., 1996)


The world Lithosiinae were revised by Hampson (1900) and this is still an important work on this group. They were listed in Lepidopterorum Catalogus by Strand (1922). The Indoaustralian fauna was treated in Seitz's Macrolepidoptera of the World Vol. 10 by Seitz (1913-1914) and Draudt (1914). The Australian fauna was revised by Meyrick (1886) and by Turner (1940).

Australia has a rich fauna of Lithosiinae but most species occur in the wetter areas. Many species occurring on Cape York Peninsula also occur in New Guinea or have close relatives in New Guinea and there is much work still to be done to identify Australian species with species described from New Guinea.

Since publication of Edwards (1996) there have been relatively few changes to the taxonomic status of the Australian fauna. Holloway (2001) examined the status of genera which co-occur in the Oriental region, resulting in some generic level changes which are reflected here. This in turn has highlighted the need for generic level revision on this group within Australia, especially with reference to the fauna in the Papuan region.


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)
27-Jul-2017 NOCTUOIDEA 15-Mar-2017 MODIFIED Karin Koch
27-Jul-2017 08-Nov-2010 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)