Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory




Regional Maps


  • Aegeriidae.
  • Trochiliidae.



[After Nielsen 1996]
The Australian Sesiidae were revised by Duckworth & Eichlin (1974). The sequence and nomenclature adopted here follow that of Duckworth & Eichlin (1974) with additional synonyms from Heppner & Duckworth (1981). In both these studies the Sesiidae were divided into three subfamilies: Tinthiinae, Paranthreninae and Sesiinae. However, Naumann (1971, 1977), in a well-documented study of the Holarctic Sessidae, has demonstrated that the Parathrene group of genera (as Paranthrenini) is subordinate within the Sesiinae; Albuna H. Edwards belongs to this tribe. Naumann (1971, 1977) subdivided the Holarctic fauna into several tribes and Duckworth & Echlin (1974) assigned all Australian taxa to tribe. Spatenka et al. (1993) provided a comprehensive account of the family-, genus- and species-group names of the Palaearctic fauna and Arita et al. (1994) reviewed the Japanese fauna. Axel Kaillies comprehensively reviewed the Australian and New Guinean fauna in 2020.


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)
11-Feb-2022 SESIOIDEA 03-Nov-2021 MODIFIED Dr Cathy Byrne (TMAG) Di Moyle (TMAG)
11-May-2011 11-May-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)