|Female Abantiades magnificus|
Abantiades is a genus of moths of the family Hepialidae. There are 14 described species, all found exclusively in Australia. The group includes some large species with a wingspan of up to 160 mm. The larvae feed on the roots of Eucalyptus and other trees.
The Pindi moth (A. latipennis) is an abundant species of the eucalypt forests of Tasmania and, unlike many invertebrate species, appears to adapt well to the controversial forestry practice of clearfelling.
Abantiades includes the following species:
- Abantiades albofasciatus
- Abantiades aphenges
- Abantiades aurilegulus
- Abantiades barcas
- Abantiades fulvomarginatus
- Abantiades hyalinatus (southern Queensland to Tasmania)
- Abantiades hydrographus
- Abantiades labyrinthicus (east coast, southern Queensland to Tasmania)
- Abantiades latipennis - Pindi moth (Victoria and Tasmania)
- Abantiades leucochiton
- Abantiades magnificus (eastern Victoria and New South Wales)
- Abantiades marcidus
- Abantiades ocellatus
- Abantiades sericatus
- "Abantiades". www.nic.funet.fi. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
- Biodiversity impacts and sustainability implications of clearfell logging in the Weld Valley, Tasmania
- Data related to Abantiades at Wikispecies